Current contributors

Maria Buzzelli

Maria is the Gavitt Writing Student for the fall and spring semesters of 2019-20. She is an M.S. student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Mica Clausen

Mica is a UConn student majoring in linguistics.

Kim Colavito Markesich

Kim Markesich is a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. She has been a freelance writer for the College since 1994.

Kevin Noonan

A graphic designer in the Office of Communications, Kevin earned his BFA from UConn in 2005. He has worked for several departments within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources since 2004.

Sara Putnam

Sara is director of the College’s Office of Communications. She has a BA and an MA, both in English, from UConn.

Jason M. Sheldon

Jason is a marketing and publicity coordinator in the Office of Communications. He has a BA in cinema and cultural studies from Stony Brook University and an MA in cinema studies from New York University.

Nancy Weiss

Nancy is a columnist for a regional newspaper and a freelance writer for several other publications, including the magazine Edible Nutmeg. She is a development consultant for Connecticut Farmland Trust and on the board of CTHumanities. She enjoyed her career experiences as assistant director and program leader for the College’s Cooperative Extension System and as the College’s first director of development.

Past contributors

Patsy Evans was a member of the College for 29 years. She retired as Office of Communications publicity and marketing administrator in August 2019.

Former dean of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources: Gregory Weidemann

Former Gavitt Students: Francesca Crivello, Thomas Krumel, Claire Morris, Lauren O’Malley, Dominique Martin, Erin Norris, Samantha Rojas, Marlese LessingĀ and Michelle Sarta.