Taylor Griffith, reporter for The Georgetown Times, visited Mme Gates’ fifth period journalism students to speak with them about her background, education and current job. She told students she has a lot of sympathy for kids who think they are too shy to conduct an interview. “That was me in middle school,” she said, adding that she had to get over it in high school and college. Taylor attended the University of Maryland, majoring in journalism. She is 24 years old, and explained to students how being young is an advantage in the field now: like most young people nowadays, Taylor is expert at handling social media and her older colleagues are not!