Taryana Odayar is an M.S. Journalism student at Columbia University. She covers politics, business and technology using text, video, audio and social media platforms.
Taryana graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she received a BSc in Politics and Philosophy. She was the first woman of colour to be elected Executive Editor of the LSE Students' Union’s official newspaper, the Beaver, and oversaw the launch of the Beaver breaking news iPhone app, obtained a verified Twitter account for the Beaver; making it the only LSE society to have one, and introduced an Interviews section in the paper which featured interviews with high-profile public figures. She also investigated & reported breaking news stories on campus such as the alleged mistreatment of LSE’s cleaning staff, and launched a campaign to reinvigorate the paper's social media presence so as to improve the newspaper’s reach and visibility on campus.