I'm Taylor, a senior studying news reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism. I'm passionate about telling stories that impact people and communities through careful, thorough reporting.

This fall, I'm working as an assistant city editor for the Columbia Missourian, a daily city newspaper, and as an editorial assistant for Investigative Reporters and Editors. Earlier this year, I reported on business and metro news for The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina and worked on the production team for POLITICO Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

I've reported on education, public safety, health and other local news topics for the Missourian and The Maneater, MU's independent student newspaper. My favorite part of reporting is digging into complex topics and making them understandable and accessible for readers. I enjoy incorporating multimedia and graphics into my stories; most memorably, I created an interactive timeline to document a tumultuous Mizzou semester that was cited by national outlets.

I've led a team of high school students in a weeklong multimedia journalism workshop at Stanford University for the past three summers. I've also taught at national high school journalism conventions around the country.

In my free time, I love being outside, traveling, and cooking things besides my all-time favorite food, mac and cheese. I'm attempting to read 52 books in 2017. Let's talk about travel, human rights, dogs, disability advocacy or whatever else is on your mind.