20 Student Instagrammers You Need To Follow From The University of Missouri-Columbia

Oh, millennials. Back at it with their social media about social media. However, Instagram is different than most. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, Instagram has the power to serve as a creative outlet. This said, few of us have truly mastered the art of a perfect ~aesthetically pleasing~ feed. Believe it or not, some of the best Instagrammers out there can be found sitting by you in class at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Below I have listed the top twenty student instagrammers from Mizzou as well as a few facts about them and four of their best posts. Check them out!

1. @tori_foushee

Name: Victoria “Tori” Foushee

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Year: sophomore

Major: Journalism–Magazine Publication

Interests: writing, blogging, exploring new places to eat, taking pictures, and brunch

Aspirations: After graduation, Tori would like to move to a big city to pursue her dreams as the writer and editor of her own lifestyle publication.

Follow for: Chi Omega, fashion, gratitude, inspirational quotes, food, solo shots, nature, pretty handwriting, coffee, the overflowing love she has for her friends

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2. @mannyllorente

Name: Emmanuel “Manny” Llorente

Hometown: Lake Winnebago, Missouri (by way of New Jersey and Miami)

Year: junior

Major: Theatre Performance and Mass Media Communications

Interests: Chipotle, McDonalds, Legally Blonde (the musical), spending money [he] doesn’t have, editing pictures, and defending Sharpay Evans as the victim and hero in High School Musical

Aspirations: Manny plans to move to Los Angeles once he graduates to pursue a career in film & television acting.

Follow for: palm trees, beaches, fashion, food, theatre, friends, dang cute solo shots

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3. @samiamachio

Name: Samantha “Sam” Huston

Hometown: Marshall, Missouri

Year: Graduate Spring of 2017

Major: Strategic Communication

Interests: cats, colors, and tennis

Aspirations: Sam wants to work as a graphic designer in the future.

Follow for: pastels and bright colors, plants, smiles, cats, food, inspirational quotes, flowers, friends, happy vibes

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4. Maggie Kickham

@badgalmaggs

Name: Margaret “Maggie” Kickham

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Year: senior

Major: Journalism–Strategic Communication with a Spanish minor

Interests: drag queens, club kids, fashion, visual and performing arts, poetry, knitting, singing, modeling, photography, and project management

Aspirations: Maggie wants to soon be copywriting at an ad agency or non-profit, or going to graduate school for counseling.

Follow for: quirky solo shots, fun photoshoots, drag queens, inspirational feminist vibes, theatre, lipstick, nature, she kinda looks like Lorde

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5. @snolannn

Name: Sara Nolan

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Year: senior

Major: Theatre Performance and Mass Media Communications

Interests: theatre, designing wedding gowns, hiking, hot sauce, and impersonating Chewbacca

Aspirations: Sara hopes to attend graduate school for acting on either coast immediately after graduation or live abroad for a year beforehand. She also would like to own her own haircare company.

Follow for: scenery, travel, plants, friends, perfect outfits, to follow her inevitable success as an actress

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6. @cearakirk

Name: Ceara Kirk

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Year: senior

Major: Strategic Communications and Spanish

Interests: photography (including taking headshots and graduation photos), Panhellenic life, being part of the Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis (RAMS) Steering Committee, and Chi Omega (she’s the president)

Aspirations: Ceara wants to move to a big city to continue to fulfill her dream of shooting photographs and video content for big companies. She has already shot for companies including Free People, Everything But Water, and Astronobeads (see #7). Ultimately, Ceara will be happy with any job that will allow her to travel and be creative

Follow for: coffee, food, plants, friends, lots of traveling, solo shots, palm trees, sunsets

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7. @beadoh

Name: Bea Doheny

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Year: senior

Major: Business Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Interests: art, space, and traveling

Aspirations: Bea hopes to continue to run her jewelry line Astronobeads! You can find out more about Bea’s company by clicking here.

Follow for: inspiration, Astronobeads, sunsets, food, flowers, nature

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(check out her company’s Instagram @astronobeads)

8. @racheldecki

Name: Rachel Radecki

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Year: senior

Major: Journalism–Strategic Communication

Interests: coffee, modern art, and New York City (where she’s currently living)

Aspirations: Once she graduates, Rachel wants to work at an ad agency in Chicago or New York City.

Follow for: pastels, doodles, art, books, minimalist photography, feminist vibes, coffee, inspirational quotes

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9. @knudson_lauren

Name: Lauren Knudson

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Year: senior

Major: Journalism–Strategic Communication

Interests: politics, the Dallas Cowboys, Diet Coke, current events, coffee shops, finding new places to eat, baseball games, hiking, reading, and writing for her blog

Aspirations: Lauren plans to obtain her Master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism before working at an experiential advertising agency for events. Alternately, Lauren would love to work on a  political candidate’s campaign or in the communications department of someone in office.

Follow for: food, doodles, minimalist art, travel, nature, inspirational quotes/literature, empowering women

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10. @maddiekoerner

Name: Madeline “Maddie” Koerner

Hometown: born in Woodbury, Minnesota, but lives in Clayton, Missouri

Year: junior

Major: Business–International

Interests: singing, playing guitar, running, and fashion

Aspirations: After graduating, Maddie hopes to travel and “find a career that [she] enjoys to the fullest degree”

Follow for: travel, fashion, solo shots, modeling, food, beaches

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11. @sydstottlemyre

Name: Sydnee Stottlemyre

Hometown: Chesterfield, Missouri

Year: first year law student

Major: Journalism–Strategic Communication

Interests: romance novels, running, and her dog (the center of her universe)

Aspirations: Sydnee wants to work as a defense lawyer, hopefully specializing in First Amendment Law or other similar options.

Follow for: her puppy, to follow her adorable love story (and maybe cry a little about it), behind the scenes of Miss Missouri, engagement pictures

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12. @christyprust

Name: Christy Prust

Hometown: Stillwater, Minnesota

Year: senior

Major: Journalism–Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Art Direction

Interests: graphic design, Mizzou Women in Media (she’s the President), Sigma Kappa (she’s the public relations chair), and the Columbia Missourian Newspaper (she’s a teaching assistant)

Aspirations: Christy hopes to work as an Art Director at an advertising agency in Minneapolis or Chicago, and continuing her freelance work as a graphic designer.

Follow for: coffee, donuts, solo shots, friends, artistic photography

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13. @carolineebeen

Name: Caroline Been

Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Year: sophomore

Major: International Studies

Interests: reading, spending time with friends, and studying the Russian language

Aspirations: After graduating, Caroline wants to move to the east coast and represent America’s interests abroad through foreign services or other diplomatic positions

Follow for: food, friends, solo shots, fashion, nature, art, plants

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14. maddiestring

Name: Madison (Maddie) Stringfellow

Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan

Year: senior

Major: Journalism–Strategic Communications

Interests: food photography, Pi Beta Phi, and traveling

Aspirations: Maddie wants to have the opportunity to travel and create content for brands and destinations. For example, she is currently working for a food magazine called Plate Selector in Barcelona.

Follow for: Pi Beta Phi, artistic solo shots, travel, scenery, flowers, art in nature

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15. grace_aragon

Name: Grace Aragon-Menzel

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Year: junior

Major: Textile and Apparel Management with a Business Marketing minor

Interests: travel and design

Aspirations: After moving to Europe, Grace hopes to become a personal stylist or buyer.

Follow for: plants, coffee, food, happy solo shots, and travel

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16. sar_trott

Name: Sarah Trott

Hometown: San Diego, California

Year: senior

Major: Journalism–Broadcast

Interests: traveling, writing, photography, trying new foods, and meeting new people

Aspirations: After graduating, Sarah wants to work as a television news reporter and anchor.

Follow for: inspiration, food, travel, scenery, fashion, perfect hair

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17. bessophelia

Name: Bess McCulloch

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Year: May 2017 graduate

Major: Film Production

Interests: traveling and making music videos

Aspirations: Bess wants to be able to keep creating art that she loves, while engaging in new and exciting things! She hopes to capture and experience the “huge and crazy” world outside of college.

Follow for: coffee, bunnies, minimalist photography, video production, boyfriend, food

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18. margotseaton

Name: Marguerite Seaton

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri but currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina

Year: sophomore

Major: Journalism

Interests: pop culture, film, and television

Aspirations: She wants to write for a television show!

Follow for: Pi Beta Phi, pink, inspirational quotes, nature, pretty food, lots of smiles, very curly hair

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19. dillonerwin

Name: Dillon Erwin

Hometown: Liberty, Missouri

Year: sophomore

Major: Photojournalism

Interests: photography, drawing, graphic art, and music

Aspirations: Dillon hopes to work as a fashion photographer for major brands and magazines after graduation.

Follow for: great photography, portraits, selfies, food

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20. anthonyjlupo

Name: Anthony Lupo

Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri

Year: sophomore

Major: Business Marketing and Textile and Apparel Management

Interests: travel, fashion (check out his lifestyle blog anthonyjlupo.com), and acting as the Director of Marketing for Camp Trulaske (a new program for incoming business freshman beginning fall 2017)

Aspirations: Anthony hopes to work in the apparel or consumer product marketing industry in New York City after studying abroad in London.

Follow for: scenery, friends, travel, Anthony looking very happy (:

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**honorable mentions**

@helloimaleigh

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@lapel77

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@czzass

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@ashtondobson

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@erikam_photography

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@leah_huskey

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 @malloryjulia

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@baydenharry

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@mochacheylatte

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@dudeitsjenna

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