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.

Be a part of the tiger community in NYC. We’d love to have you!



  • Fabriana Watts

    Textile & Apparel Management - Marketing and Merchandising '14

    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.

  • Sherman Fabes

    NY Area Alumni Chapter Coordination Chair
    Broadcast Journalism and Strategic Communication '13

    Sherman is a born and raised New Yorker, who fell in love with Mizzou's Midwest charm. When not cheering on the Tigers, Sherman is producing national sports television shows and games pointing out to everyone else which players went to Mizzou. Sherman has won a national Emmy award, but would consider trading it in for a Mizzou national championship!

  • Anders Melin

    Social Chair
    Finance '12

    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.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Past President
    Accountancy '13

    Rebecca works for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Asset Management Assurance practice. She has lived in New York for three years.

  • Dan Oshinsky

    Membership Chair
    Convergence Journalism '09

    Dan Oshinsky works as the Director of Newsletters at BuzzFeed. 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.

  • Taylor Combs

    Assistant Communications Secretary
    Magazine Journalism '11
    Master of Arts in Journalism '13

    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.

  • Laura Eshelman

    Former President
    Convergence Journalism '10

    Laura Eshelman works as a video producer of branded content at Mashable. She served as Chair of the Tours and Outings committee for MizzouNYC, before becoming President of the organization in June 2013. She now serves on the board in an advisory role. In her spare time, Laura enjoys exploring everything NYC has to offer, hiking, playing tennis and taking photos.

  • Brian Kirn

    Secretary / Communications Chair
    Theatre / Spanish / Psychology '11

    Brian currently works on the development team at The LGBT Center while pursuing performing gigs across the city. At Mizzou, he was involved with Pi Kappa Phi, R.A.M.S., A&S Student Council, and ODK, among other pursuits.

  • Sydney Snider

    Athletics Chair

    Sydney Snider was born and raised in Columbia, a graduate from Hickman High School in 2000. Sydney graduated from the University of Missouri

  • Taryn Wood-Norris

    Treasurer and Former President
    BJ Magazine Journalism '08
    MA Magazine Design '10

    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.

  • Craig Politte

    Director, University Outreach Chair, Former President
    BS BA, Administrative Management '93

    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.