Taylor A. Smith



Communications Experience

Weekly Culinary, Travel and Faith Writings,, 2009 – Present

Community Engagement Advocate, These Numbers Have Faces, Portland, Ore. July 2014 – Present

These Numbers Have Faces is a Portland-based nonprofit investing in African youth to lead and empower their countries. 

Communications Coordinator, 2014 & 2015 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Portland, Ore. March 2014, April 2015

Features Reporter, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. January 2013 – January 2014

Freelance Food Writer, MIX Magazine, Portland, Ore. December 2012 – 2013

Communications volunteer, FoodHUB, Portland, Ore., August 2012 – 2013

Photography and communications volunteer for an organization connecting farmers and local homemakers with restaurants and distributors

Editorial Intern, Bloom Magazine, Bloomington, Ind., January 2012 – May 2012

Editorial intern for a bimonthly publication about Bloomington, Ind.

Writer, 812 Magazine, Ind., Winter/Spring Issue

Features writing for a course-produced magazine on Southern Indiana

Reporter, Indiana Daily Student, December 2009 – May 2012

Reporter, writing weekly articles for Indiana University’s student newspaper

Intern, These Numbers Have Faces, Portland, Ore., June – August 2011

Nonprofit organization that educates and empowers South African youth through education. In charge of public relations and scholarship fundraising campaigns

Intern, Dress for Success Oregon, Portland, Ore., July – August 2010

Nonprofit organization that provides business clothing to women. Compiled personal testimonies into a brochure titled “Story of a Suit”

Intern, PacifiCorp, Portland, Ore., July – August 2008

Fulltime intern in the external communications department


Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., September 2008 – 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Highest Honors

St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, Ore., September 2004 – 2008

Volunteer Work and Activities

International English Teacher for Josiah Venture, Czech Republic, May-August 2012

Led Christian-based English camps for Eastern European youth

Education Campaign, September 2011 – Present

Raising the college tuition for a young woman in South Africa

English Teaching Through Storytelling, Florence, Italy, January – April 2011

Taught English to Italian elementary students

Volunteer, Girls Inc., Monroe County, Ind., September – January 2010

After school program focused on empowering girls

Portland Rose Festival Princess, Representing St. Mary’s Academy, 2008

President, Us Kids Need Help, Portland, Ore., July 2003 – Present

Nonprofit whose modest endowment helps children who need school supplies

Language Skills

Spanish – 200 level college equivalent

Italian – Close to fluent: 2011 spring semester abroad in Florence, Italy

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