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Jenn Lukens, Web Writer

Jenn Lukens Jenn Lukens has been a web writer for the Rural Health Information Hub since 2015.

Jenn writes original content for the website, including RHIhub's Models and Innovations and Rural Monitor articles involving key rural issues, including adverse childhood experiences, tick-borne diseases, and EMS recruitment and retention. Jenn sees her role as bridging the gap between theory and practice: there are great ideas out there, but it can be difficult to know how to implement them. By highlighting successful programs that address important rural issues, other organizations with scarce resources don't have to re-invent the wheel.

Jenn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and in Biblical and Theological Studies from the University of Northwestern. After college, Jenn worked in public relations for a variety of non-profits across the country. She also worked as an Insurance Clerk in a North Dakota Critical Access Hospital, which provided her with invaluable knowledge of the healthcare field and how rural facilities are managed. During her time there, Jenn also created their newsletter, acting as writer, editor, and publisher.

In college, Jenn studied abroad in rural and isolated areas of Costa Rica and Nicaragua where access to healthcare, as well as many other things, was extremely limited. This experience gave her a glimpse into the challenges and successes of rural living before eventually moving with her husband to a small town in North Dakota. Rural life became endearing, and Jenn grew to appreciate the interconnected nature of small communities. She and her husband, who farms and teaches elementary students, still live in rural North Dakota.

Contact Jenn at 701.777.8000 or by email at jenn@ruralhealthinfo.org.