Jessica Eise is an author, Ross Fellow in the Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication doctoral program and former award-winning communications professional. Her books include How To Feed the World, The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture and other works spanning nonfiction and fiction genres. She blogs regularly on communication and research. Jessica formerly served as director of communications for Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, new media specialist in DC and international media consultant. She has a master’s in journalism and international relations from New York University and a bachelor’s in political science and international studies from Saint Louis University. Jessica’s pursuits have carried her across the nation and globe and afforded her opportunities such as interviewing two presidents, reporting on the legacy of US intervention in Nicaragua and writing on the former home to the dodo bird, the island of Mauritius. She speaks fluent Spanish, some German and a smattering of Arabic.