Rexanna deGruy, Ph.D.

Rexanna deGruy, Ph.D.

Manager, Health and Wellness Communications


Rexanna deGruy grew up raising chickens and Brahman cattle commercially, with a farming father and an agricultural-science teaching mother. Fascinated by the chance to communicate with people from all walks of life, she pursued a Bachelor and Master of Science in agricultural communications from Texas A&M and Texas Tech University, respectively, then earned her Doctor of Philosophy in AEEE (agricultural and extension education and evaluation) from Louisiana State University. She gained experience in research and marketing working for her alma maters and for Wiggins Farms, earning several publishing credits on topics including food labeling and activist marketing. As she looked for her next opportunity, Rexanna knew she wanted to work for an organization with great purpose – and she found that purpose at Dairy MAX in September 2022. She and her husband, Dylan, live in Baton Rouge.


Favorite physical activity: Any workouts at HOTWORX (sauna workouts), HIIT training or walks around the LSU Lakes.


One food you’d want if stranded on a desert island: Chips and queso.


Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten: Chocolate covered ants!