Katelyn Ideus

Director of Communications & Public Relations

As the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Rural Futures Institute, Katelyn Ideus develops the strategic communications plan for the institute, delivering stories about the successes earned, innovations created and solutions found by rural communities around the world. She also shares the University of Nebraska’s research, resources and expertise for these communities.

Katelyn previously supported the University of Nebraska’s online education initiatives for five years, specifically the University of Nebraska High School, which works with schools and students around the world. Prior to that, she worked in internal communications at Nelnet, Inc. She also served as communications specialist for a children’s hospital in downtown St. Louis, working with St. Louis University faculty physicians to support rural communities throughout Missouri and Illinois. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Journalism & Mass Communications with a bachelor’s in news editorial and broadcast journalism and a master’s in integrated media communications.

Katelyn lives with her husband and two children near Adams, Nebraska, where they are part of the Ideus family farm operation. Katelyn’s husband, Tyler, is also a chiropractic physician in practice in Lincoln, Neb.

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