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Catherine Wheeler

Catherine is a first-year graduate student at the University of Missouri. She is studying a combination of print and digital news, as well as radio. She has reported for the Columbia Missourian, and is currently reporting at KBIA, the local NPR member station. Before joining the School of Journalism, she received a bachelor’s degree in…


Jing Ren

Jing Ren is currently a second semester master’s student studying Investigative Reporting in Missouri School of Journalism, she will graduate in Fall 2018. Originally from China, she is determined to use in-depth journalism as a tool to serve the public. She is especially interested in science, health and environmental reporting, and she believes there are…

Elizabeth Cassidy

Elizabeth Cassidy

Elizabeth is a senior at the University of Missouri and will graduate in May 2017. She is pursuing degrees in both journalism and psychology. Before finding journalism, Elizabeth thought she would pursue a career in the science field. After taking advanced chemistry in high school, she decided she would rather write about science than practice. She…


Daniel Levitt

Daniel is a second-year graduate student at the University of Missouri, on the data journalism and visualization track. His interests include business, sports, science and all the intersections in between. Daniel enjoys learning about new things, specifically about people, and how they operate. Contact Daniel by email: or on Twitter @DanielLevitt32.