Jean Lachat

Jean Lachat

Photographer UChicago Creative

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Jean joined University Communications as the University photographer in 2016 after four years as a freelance photographer for UChicago, as well as for other high-profile clients in Chicago. She has 30 years of photojournalism experience, including 12 years on staff at the Chicago Sun-Times, where she was honored with awards in news, feature, and sports photography. Jean has a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master of science in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. When not photographing, which is hardly ever, she enjoys spending time with her husband Rick and their daughters, hanging out with friends and her three dogs, and volunteering for Girl Scouts in her hometown of Mokena.


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