Hi! I’m Katie Pohlman, reporter for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Florida. I’m a recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and also received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a minor in Luso-Brazilian studies.IMG_1828

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; Nassau, 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 research zero-waste lifestyles and hacks.

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