Taylor Maggiacomo named 2022 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Photo courtesy of Taylor Maggiacomo.

National Georgraphic’s Taylor Maggiacomo will visit Whitworth this fall as the 2022 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist. She will deliver a public talk on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the HUB’s Crow’s Nest.

Maggiacomo is an award-winning graphic editor and science illustrator working in Washington, D.C. at National Geographic where she creates engaging visual journalism and communicates complex scientific topics through infographics and data visualization. She holds a graduate certificate in Natural Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay, and a B.S. in Biology and minor in Art from Carnegie Mellon University.

Her work has been recognized by the Society of News Design, the Malofiej Infographics World Summit, and the Society of Publication Designers. 

The Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist program is made possible thanks to the Lou Flora Memorial Fund. The Fund was established in 1997 to honor Lou Flora, a longtime friend of Whitworth University, and to recognize his commitment to rewarding excellence in communication among Whitworth students. For more information about Maggiacomo’s visit, please contact Dr. Erica Salkin at esalkin@whitworth.edu.

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