Office of Public Relations and Outreach

OPRO is charged by Council with primary leadership for the society’s public outreach and media relations programs and is empowered to dispense funds allocated by Council for outreach programs as well as to utilize staff time for execution of these programs. It is recognized that much responsibility for public outreach resides with individual APS members, Council, and various APS committees, boards, offices, and divisions. It is the responsibility of OPRO to coordinate, enable, and nurture public outreach from various sectors of the society. OPRO will provide a forum for discussion of outreach opportunities and initiatives and a mechanism for funding special projects. OPRO will choose the highest priority audiences for outreach efforts, and periodically, will reassess these priorities.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Kevin OngTexas A&M UniversityDirector8/7/20218/1/2024M103065
Amy O. CharkowskiColorado State UniversityCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/11/20228/16/2023M038976
Fulya Baysal-GurelTennessee State UniversityMember8/10/20178/16/2023M186724
Javier A. DelgadoCorteva AgriscienceMember8/10/20178/16/2023M192393
Nikita GambhirFMC Stine Research CenterMember8/11/20227/31/2024PD232554
Maya C. HayslettIowa State University Extension and OutreachMember8/4/20187/31/2024M190116
Douglas J. JardineKansas State UniversityMember8/11/20218/16/2023E029715
Jeannie Klein-GordonMichigan State UniversityMember8/8/20197/31/2024PD228146
Melissa MolhoThomas Jefferson UniversityMember8/11/20227/31/2024ST262350
Charlotte OliverColorado State UniversityMember8/11/20217/31/2024PD265198
Francesca Peduto Hand, PhDOhio State UniversityMember8/4/20187/31/2024M203162
Ying-Yu LiaoNorth Carolina State UniversityPost-Doc/Early Career Member8/7/20218/16/2023PD229079
Alexandra Corine MargetsIndiana University BloomingtonGraduate Student Member8/7/20218/16/2023ST263145
Danielle MikolajewskiWest Virginia UniversityGraduate Student Member8/11/20227/31/2024ST248693
Erica A. FealkoBioWorksEx-Officio Voting8/11/20228/16/2023ST230542
Dominika Kuzlak-SwansonAPSStaff Liaison4/28/20218/1/2025Z272426