Michael Hsu joined University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources as senior public information representative on Aug. 16. He succeeds longtime communications specialist Jeannette Warnert, who retired in July.
“We're excited to have Mike Hsu join UC ANR,” said Linda Forbes, UC ANR's Strategic Communications director. “Along with his writing talents and quick wit, Mike brings a passion for helping people, which aligns with UC ANR's mission of improving the lives of all Californians.”
Most recently, Hsu served as a communications specialist on the Public Affairs and Marketing team at UC Davis Health, where he crafted internal messaging and executed communications campaigns for the health system's 14,000 employees, leading up to and through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bulk of his career, however, has been centered in the conservation nonprofit space. During 11 years at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in San Francisco, Hsu envisioned and delivered an array of multimedia communications as its director of editorial content and strategy.
He hopes to bring to ANR the creative storytelling that helped the Conservancy convey the impact of its youth education initiatives, participatory science programs, community outreach efforts and restoration projects across 80,000 acres of urban national parkland.
Hsu earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and East Asian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in Asian studies at UC Berkeley.
Based at the UC ANR offices in Davis, he can be reached at email@example.com. His Twitter handle is @UCANRMike.