MizzouNYC is a chapter of the Missouri Alumni Association. We are a membership organization supporting the efforts of Mizzou through activities, watch parties, volunteer efforts, networking events and annual dues. Becoming a member is a great way to invest in the future of Mizzou while having a great time and meeting new people in the process. Interested in becoming a member? Feel free to sign up today (Use the code CNY so our chapter gets credit). Like our Facebook page and subscribe to our mailing list.

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Fabriana Watts

Assistant Secretary and Past President

Although she hails from a small town in central Illinois, her Tiger pride led her straight to Percy's (& MizzouNYC) upon moving to the city in 2014. Whenever she's not wearing her tiger ears during game days, you can find her at the Empire State Building working for Global Brands Group in their character sleepwear division. Fabriana also enjoys running in Central Park, aw-ing over fluffy dogs, and spending time with friends and family.

Textile & Apparel Management - Marketing and Merchandising '14

Anders Melin


Born and raised in Sweden, Anders spent three years at Mizzou as a varsity swimmer and a regular at the now torn-down Quintons before moving to New York to become a journalist.

Finance '12

Dan Oshinsky

Athletics Chair

Dan Oshinsky works as the Director of Newsletters at The New Yorker. He graduated from Mizzou with a degree in convergence journalism in 2009, and spent the 2011-2012 school year in Columbia as an RJI Fellow. He’s lived in New York since 2012.

Convergence Journalism '09

Taylor Combs

Communications Secretary

Taylor Combs is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She moved to New York City after graduation and she's currently a Staff Editor at Etsy. While at Mizzou, Taylor wrote for The Maneater, Missourian, and Vox magazine. She is pro Oxford comma.

Magazine Journalism '11
Master of Arts in Journalism '13

Taryn Wood-Norris

Treasurer and Former President

Taryn moved to NYC in 2010 after completing her undergrad and Master's degrees in Magazine Journalism (design). While at Mizzou, she was heavily involved with Residential Life and worked for more than two years as art director of Vox Magazine. She served as MizzouNYC's president beginning in 2014, and transitioned to Treasurer in 2016. She currently works as a digital art director at Wenner Media.

BJ Magazine Journalism '08
MA Magazine Design '10

Craig Politte

Director, University Outreach Chair, Former President

Craig is a native of Columbia and a lifelong Tiger fan. While at Mizzou, Craig was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and studied abroad twice to further his educational experience. Since graduation, Craig has worked in the reinsurance industry, including initially in London, back in Columbia, and finally moving to New York in 2002. In 2000, Craig earned an International M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and Wirtschaftsuniversit.

BS BA, Administrative Management '93
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