(In addition to being a coffeeholic) Kate Trabalka is currently a staff photographer with the Columbia Missourian. One of her biggest passions is meeting new people and helping tell their stories. Whether it be getting to know someone during a portrait session or documenting someone’s life through a photo story, connecting with people is one of Kate's favorite activities.
As someone who grew up in the small town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Kate understands the importance of community, and that is a feeling she wants to build and sustain with her clients. Through her storytelling, Kate not only wants to preserve memories and moments, but she wants to capture a feeling that will leave an impact on people.
Kate is also a graduate student focusing in photojournalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, as well as a graduate research assistant and coordinator with Pictures of the Year International. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in media and communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in dance.