Allyson Waller

Allyson is a senior majoring in journalism. She previously wrote and was the assistant ATX editor for ORANGE Magazine, and was a general and senior crime reporter for The Daily Texan. She interned this summer for the Miami Herald, where she worked under the paper’s city and local government team In fall 2018 Allyson was an investigative fellow for The Texas Tribune, where she covered topics such as income inequality and the 2018 midterm election. She’s also interned at Houstonia Magazine and the local newspaper, The Bryan-College Station Eagle. Now, she serves as president of the National Association of Black Journalists at UT Austin. While taking the course Reporting Words at UT, Allyson was an enthusiastic visitor to the Moody Writing Support Program, and she loved the help she received from the different writing coaches. She looks forward to assisting other students with their writing and helping them become more confident. Outside of school Allyson loves discovering what makes Austin such a weird city. In her downtime she enjoys reading any young adult novel she can get her hands on, jamming out to one of her numerous playlists on Spotify and binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix.

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