My name is Kristina Houser and I, along with my partners, Laura Kebede and Daniel Ramey, will cover the Douglass Park area this semester for the Columbia Missourian.
We aren’t native to Missouri — I am a Texan, Laura is from Virginia and Danny from Colorado. We have spent the past two years getting to know the MU campus, and now we are looking forward to getting to know the Douglass Park neighborhood.
Before last week, we didn’t know much about the area. But we have been hanging out in and learning about the community we will be writing about for the next several months. We walked the streets, found some great places to eat (Carlito’s dollar tacos, anyone?), checked out the Unitee market, stopped by the park and had the opportunity to talk to several people from the neighborhood.
We aren’t experts on Douglass Park yet, but we’re learning and are so excited to spend more time there this year. We hope to meet you soon. Please feel free to e-mail us with any story ideas or questions: Douglasspark.firstname.lastname@example.org