Lauren Gibbons covers state politics and policy for Bridge Michigan. Prior to joining Bridge's political team, she worked at MLive, where she led coverage of the state Legislature and the redistricting process, and has also worked for Michigan Information Research Service (MIRS). She has covered the ins and outs of Michigan politics for nearly a decade and has won awards both for political coverage and her work documenting the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Gibbons grew up in the Lansing area and graduated from Michigan State University, majoring in journalism and history. She currently lives in Ferndale. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @LaurenMGibbons.