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Kaye LaFond

Kaye LaFond

Data Journalist

Kaye is an alumnus of Michigan Tech's environmental engineering program. She got her start making maps for the Traverse City-Based water news organization Circle of Blue, and, since then, she's been pretty devoted to science communication and data visualization.

She currently holds a half-time position at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, where she creates infographics, blogs, and tweets. She has done freelance work for various organizations.

She lives in East Jordan, Michigan with her husband and fur children. East Jordan is in fact about 4 hours north of Ann Arbor. She does a lot of working from home and makes bi-monthly trips downstate. She enjoys living in rural northern Michigan, and spends her free time running, kayaking, drinking wine, and hanging out with her fur kids.