Ryan Collins's Profile

I am an advanced reporter at The Columbia Missourian on the State Legislature Beat. I am a senior at the University of Missouri, double majoring in Journalism and Economics. My journalism emphasis area is Business and Economics. I am originally from Springfield, Mo. I graduated from Glendale High School in 2011, where I was editor-in-chief of its quarterly magazine, The Quill.

I also have worked at the long-time Columbia restaurant Murry's for over three years. Besides writing, I enjoy riding my bike, reading, playing soccer when I can, taking photos and spending as much time that I have available with my friends and family. My father is a structural engineer and my mother is a first grade teacher. My older brother, Danny, is an architect who currently works in New York City