Brian Morelli leads marketing and communications efforts for Iowa Technology Institute. Brian brings a background in journalism, including a BA in journalism from the University of Iowa, to the role of raising awareness about ITI and its research. Prior to ITI, Brian was an award-winning journalist at the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Iowa City Press-Citizen, and Patch.com, with work appearing in publications around the country, including USA Today, Huffington Post, and the Des Moines Register. In additional to marketing and communications, Brian is a University of Iowa adjunct instructor teaching lifetime leisure skills in outdoor recreation, including hiking, backpacking, paddling, and cycling, with a goal of instilling an awareness of physical and mental health benefits from spending time in nature and Leave No Trace principles. Brian is an Iowa City transplant by way of New Hampshire.