Hi! I’m Katie Pohlman, a public health and safety reporter at the Columbia Missourian. I’m a senior majoring in journalism and environmental science and minoring in Luso-Brazilian studies at the University of Missouri. My goal is to work as an environment and science reporter.
Hailing from the Washington, D.C., area (Silver Spring, Maryland, to be exact), I’ve spent the last four years in the midwest — both in Columbia for school and one summer in Kansas City, Missouri. I dedicated three years to The Maneater, Mizzou’s student newspaper, including one as Editor-in-Chief. I’ve also worked at The Montgomery County (Maryland) Gazette, the Columbia Missourian, Greenability Magazine, the Columbia Daily Tribune and EcoWatch.com. I’ve been published in The Washington Post as well.
Before college, I spent most of my life living overseas: Tunis, Tunisia; Casablanca, Morocco; Nasau, the Bahamas; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I’ve also studied abroad in Costa Rica and Thailand.
When I’m not reporting I’m either watching gymnastics YouTube videos (I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years), reading or catching up on my Netflix shows. I also have a rabbit, Ophelia, and cat, Pica, that I cuddle with in my spare time.