Lee Schoentrup is Communications Director for the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI). She has more than 25 years of communications in such diverse industries as global health, health care and software development in both for- profit and non-profit arenas. Her current position is at IDRI, a Seattle-based non- profit organization focused on developing new solutions for diseases of global importance. Her work includes overseeing all communications efforts, including messaging, branding, events, marketing, media relations and social media.
Schoentrup holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and library science education from Mississippi University for Women and was a newspaper reporter/editor before building a successful career as a communications professional. She also teaches public relations writing at the University of Washington.