I'm Taylor, a junior studying news reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism. I'm passionate about telling stories that impact people and communities through careful, thorough reporting.
Right now, I'm working for POLITICO Europe as a production intern in Brussels, Belgium. I manage social media accounts, produce stories for the web and assist with design.
My favorite part of reporting is digging into complex topics and making them understandable and accessible for readers — something I’ve done on issues including civil and criminal court cases, school accreditation reports and police interviewing programs. I enjoy breaking down data and public records to enrich my reporting, and I also love telling stories with graphics.
Most recently, I reported for the Columbia Missourian, a daily city newspaper in my college town. I covered a variety of local news topics, but much of my reporting focused on education, public safety and health.
Before that, I served as the university news editor for The Maneater, MU's student newspaper. I led our publication's coverage of a tumultuous semester that made national news when race-based student protests led to two top-level administrative resignations. Another reporter and I documented the semester's events with an interactive timeline, which received over 200,000 views and was cited by national outlets. Before that, I edited multimedia projects, reported and designed graphics for the publication.
Before that, I fell in love with journalism in high school, and scholastic journalism still holds a special place in my heart. I believe that the skills students learn in that environment are applicable to any field, and for the past two summers I've led a team of students in a weeklong multimedia journalism workshop at Stanford University. I've also taught at national high school journalism conventions around the country.
In my free time, I love spending time outside, reading and experimenting with cooking things besides my all-time favorite food, mac and cheese.