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JoLynne Lyon

Public Relations Specialist

JoLynne is a communications specialist for the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice. She maintains media contacts, edits the blog, manages the website and manages social media properties. She produces, writes and disseminates information on IDRPP programs, and she supervises and/or coordinates with other communicators within the institute. 

JoLynne has experience in written storytelling including blogging and magazine article writing; editing; web content design; social media; pitching traditional media; creating radio ad campaigns; print ad creation; podcasting; radio storytelling and video scripting.

Before coming to IDRPP she gained eight years of experience as a reporter and feature writer, and five years of experience writing and editing for government entities. She started working at the Institute for Disability in January 2008. She graduated with a BS in political science and journalism from Utah State University.