Justus O'Neil

Events Coordinator

Joined the IBRI in May 2022

Justus O'Neil

Justus O'Neil is seasoned in event coordination and management with two years of experience in event coordinating in athletics, an undergraduate degree in public relations, formal graduate training in event planning and turning ideas into accomplishable goals. In his role at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), he engages with stakeholders to schedule and coordinate events in the IBRI Conference Center.

Prior to arriving at the IBRI, he served as managing editor for The Reflector, an award-winning newspaper at the University of Indianapolis. O'Neil is an award-winning writer who worked with and managed a team of 22 writers and editors to produce a bi-weekly newspaper. His accomplishments remain behind the curtains as they consist of tight-deadline problem solving and critical thinking that ensures the success of the newspaper and satisfaction of its readership.

He lives in Indianapolis, IN, with his fiance and their dog, Bella. He spends mornings walking his dog and sipping a cup of coffee, enjoys mountain biking and loves connecting with friends and family.

Areas of Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Copywriting and editing
  • Event Coordination
  • Interpersonal and professional communication
  • Media management
  • Public relations
  • Team management


  • Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations), University of Indianapolis, 2022

Awards & Certifications

  • Top Dog Communication, Top Dog of the Month, 2021
  • Indiana Collegiate Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Best Informational Graphic, First Place, 2020
  • Indiana Collegiate Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story, Second Place, 2020

Honorary Societies

  • Society of Professional Journalists