Office of Marketing and Communications

CALS Marketing and Communications is responsible for the internal and external relations efforts for the college. From college news, to the magazine, periodiCALS, to the website, CALS Marketing and Communications creates publications that highlight the programs and people of CALS. Other areas of responsibility for the office include the marketing of CALS programs, the college’s social media and web presence, major events, and strategic communications. In addition, through effective media strategies and in partnership with the Cornell University Press Office, CALS Marketing and Communications places breaking news and expert commentary from faculty, staff, and students in local, regional, national, and international publications.

Samara Sit, Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications
Jenny Stockdale, Marketing and Communications Manager
Julie Waters, Senior Writer and Communications Strategist
Amanda Garris, Executive Editor, PeriodiCALS
Matt Hayes, Managing Editor and Social Media Officer
Laura Caruso, Digital Media Strategist
Melanie Cordova, Communications Coordinator
Gemma Osborne, Events Coordinator

For further information, please call (607) 255-7651, or email

For ongoing updates on strategic projects, please visit