Christinia Crippes


Communications Specialist, InTrans





InTrans, Iowa LTAP

About Christinia

Ms. Christinia Crippes is a communications specialist hired in November 2017. Her years of experience as a journalist have given her the skills to do marketing, public relations, and editing services for the programs and centers at the Institute for Transportation. Prior to joining InTrans, she was a reporter working in Iowa and North Dakota for more than a decade, covering government and politics throughout her journalistic career. 


  • B.S., JournalismBoston University, 2003   

Professional Experience

  • Institute for Transportation (InTrans), Ames, IA, Communications Specialist (November 2016–present)
    • Provide technical editing for grant proposals
    • Write marketing articles for various publications
    • Offer content, including social media, for website
  • The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Waterloo, IA, Reporter (December 2013–October 2017)
  • The Hawk Eye, Burlington, IA, Reporter (February 2008–December 2013
  • The Dickinson Press, Dickinson, ND, Staff Writer (September 2005–January 2008)
  • Great American Scrapbook Company/Scrapbook Retailer magazine, Ogden, Utah, Publisher’s Assistant (April 2004–August 2005)
  • Standard-Examiner, Ogden, UT, Freelancer (April 2004–July 2004)  

Summary of Experience

Christinia’s primary responsibilities at the Institute for Transportation include technical editing and writing promotional materials for the Institute’s centers and programsShe has more than a decade of experience working in the newspaper industry, offering daily stories, light editing and social media work. Her work in reporting focused on higher education, health care, and state government and politics. Christinia also blogged about her cooking experiences and participated in a weekly political podcast.