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Laine is critter-loving native New Orleanian. She earned her degree in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University in 2018. During her college career, Laine discovered her passion for science storytelling and audio journalism.  She currently teaches at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LA. 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

Favorite Animal: River Otter

Favorite Plant: String-of-pearls 

Hobbies: writing, painting, printmaking, swimming

When I'm outside I like to: look for bugs!

Someday I hope to: write a book

 Laine Farber

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

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Ben Ross is a composer, multi-instrumentalist musician, audio engineer and sound designer. 

He graduated from LSU with a degree in Theatre Studies. He's also the lead guitarist for Baton Rouge based cover band, Pants Party! He's also a proud cat dad to his black cat, Calamity. 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity 

Favorite Plant: Cactus 

Hobbies: Writing and playing music 

When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

Someday I hope to: be a great dad

Ben Ross

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

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  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

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Tracy Leeds-Kaplan 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

  • Favorite Animal: My black cat, Calamity ️

  • Favorite Plant: Cactus  

  • Hobbies: Writing and playing music

  •  When I'm outside I like to: lay in a hammock in City Park 

  • Someday I hope to: be a great dad 

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