Taylor Burris is an aspiring broadcast journalist, photojournalist, and producer with intentions of using her field work to educate youth about the importance of analyzing and connecting past and present relationships socially, economically and politically. This Virginia native is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Film Studies at the critically acclaimed Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
She began her career in 2008, co- producing Langley Advanced Media Productions at the Langley School in Mclean, Virginia. As the first and only girl she maintained her esteemed position as the scriptwriter and editor for weekly news castings for the institution. In 2010 she began her work as an editor for the Loudoun Chapter of The Links Incorporated in regards to the president’s documents, emails, and various confidential documents. In 2013 she began her blog, documenting her studies and experiences at Colegio Leonardo Da Vinci and the lifestyle of the region’s inhabitants in Lima, Peru opening a door for cross- cultural awareness. But was met with incurious Americans. Her setbacks evoked her to commit to educate youth globally and carries on her work in the Medina of Rabat, Morocco.
Today Ms. Burris is a Writer and Contributing Editor for the widely renowned Spelman Chapter of Odyssey Online and works under the established director, Armani Martin. She is taking the necessary steps to provide cross- cultural context that encourages youth to become more socially, politically, and emotionally conscious. By following in the footsteps of those before her, she continues to keep her readers engaged through articles that intimately connect her audience to her work and is currently writing a book entitled “Hymn” that explores the exoticism of sexuality expressed through various art forms.