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Jennifer LaVista

Communicating USGS science throughout the Southwest and Midwest regions

Over the last decade, Jennifer has worked on a number of USGS large-scale communication efforts including the Glen Canyon High Flow Experiment, the Coast Salish Tribal Journey, the 2011 Japan earthquake and has been on-site at numerous historic floods. Her favorite topics to cover include natural hazards and water-quality issues. 

Jennifer has a Masters in Health Science Communications from the University of Florida (2006), as well as a Masters Certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University. She is a former ABC affiliate news producer.

When she's not working, you can find Jennifer hiking, skiing, climbing or camping. She is an avid traveler and also enjoys practicing aerial arts.