Hello, my name is Taylor Harding, if you couldn’t already tell from the layout of this blog. I’m a sophomore in the College at Georgetown University, where I plan to study Government and Journalism (“plan” is the optimum word here, as I can’t remember to whom I’m supposed to submit my major declaration form, so I am still technically undeclared). I was born and raised just outside of Portland, Ore., and no, I don’t particularly enjoy Portlandia, but I appreciate its sense of humor.
Ever since I was young, I’ve been captivated by news and journalism, whether it was the local news station playing as my mother cooked dinner, or scanning my father’s copy of the daily paper as he drove me to school. That being said, I never pursued this interest until I reached college. Now, I’m a staff writer for the news section of The Hoya, I’ve written for The Caravel, an international affairs newspaper, and I am an executive for Thirty Seventh, Georgetown’s fashion and lifestyle blog.
My passion for writing extends beyond the journalism realm, however. I have a great love for creative writing, particularly essays and fiction. So, with my studies of politics and journalism, and a pure passion for writing in its many forms, I hope to one day find a career at the intersection of all of this. Something like VICE, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair or The Atlantic comes to mind, although beggars can’t be choosers.
For more samples of my writing, please visit my author archive page at The Hoya.