Whitney Baxter


Dept:AG & Life Sci Administration
Office:304 Curtiss Hall
513 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA

Education: B.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 2011


I am a full-time communications specialist on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences communications team at Iowa State. Prior to my current role, I was a communications specialist for Iowa State’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. I also have experience working for several small-town newspapers in Iowa in both reporter and editor roles.

Hometown: Atlantic, Iowa

Research/Professional Areas of Interest: public relations and strategic communication

Hobbies: Walking my dog, riding my bike, spoiling my nieces and nephews

#WhyGreenlee: During my time as a Greenlee undergrad, I was focused on print journalism. In my current professional role, I am seeing a need to expand my background in the areas of public relations and strategic communication. Choosing to return to Greenlee to pursue my master’s degree just made sense – it is a phenomenal school that I greatly credit for equipping me with the knowledge and tools to find success in my professional career.