Jordan Stacy, of Enon, is currently completing a summer internship with Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) in Columbus, Ohio. OBIC is located at The Ohio State University and connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new sustainable bioproduct technologies.
During her internship, Stacy will lead the Sustainable World Tour during the summer to motivate current consumers to purchase biobased fuels, energy, and products, as well as excite young people about future careers in sustainability. She will be creating a communication plan, managing social media, and scheduling and staffing events.
“We are excited to provide a platform for Jordan to begin executing her career vision of bridging the gap between producers and consumers,” said Dustin Homan, Program Director for Bioproduct Education. “Biobased alternatives, made from renewable plant-based resources, are available for consumers to purchase, but OBIC has discovered through a recent national survey that many consumers are not aware of the term biobased and where they can purchase these products. We needed assistance from a communication student to expand the scope of the tour through more visits and a better presence on social media. Jordan’s initiative and commitment to execution were appealing attributes to us as we launch our tour and seek to make a biobased lifestyle a reality today leading to a more sustainable tomorrow.”
Stacy will return to Ohio State in the fall to begin her sophomore year studying agricultural communication. She is the daughter of Dave and Melanie Stacy and a 2013 graduate of Greenon High School.
The agricultural communication major at Ohio State prepares students to plan, develop, and implement a communication campaign, using visual media, writing and editing. Students study crisis communication, graphic design, marketing, and journalism so they can spread the word about agriculture. To learn more about the agricultural communication major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.
June 13, 2014