Swetha Kannan

Swetha Kannan is a graphics and data journalist at the Los Angeles Times. She specializes in animation and is always looks to apply her skills in new and engaging ways. Kannan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in fine arts. She grew up in New Jersey and gladly escaped the cold weather to settle in Los Angeles. She hopes to make a positive impact through her work at The Times.
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