Andrada Stam was a early on member of Missouri Business Alert team when she was a reporter back in 2013-2014. Although she is no longer an employee here at MBA, her influence still remains today. We asked Andrada a couple of questions regarding her time at MBA. See her answers below.

Why were you interested in working at MBA?

“I became interested in MBA after developing a media plan for it during my media planning class at Mizzou. I loved the concept and as a fresh journalism student with an interest in technology, a news startup stemmed like a great opportunity to develop new skills while doing things I had an interest in.”

What do you think MBA offers to the business community?

“Since Columbia is such a vibrant and growing community, I think MBA has brought a fresh approach to news that wasn’t there with the more established outlets in town. The business angle is definitely unique and provided a new perspective. It offered the business community in town and across the state a 1 stop source for all relevant business news.”

What skills did you learn at MBA that you still use in your daily career and/or helped you advance your career?

“I believe resourcefulness. MBA was still at the beginning of its journey when I was there, so we needed to come up with creative and unconventional ways to keep things going.”

What is your favorite memory of working at MBA?

“Our meetings in Randy’s office. I always left those meetings inspired, determined, and confident.”

Now that MBA is 5 years old and still progressing every day, what do you hope to see for the future of MBA?

“I hope it keeps training young journalists at the University and continues to be a standard in the news industry.”

Thank you again, Andrada, for your contributions to MBA. You’ve helped us become the reliable business outlet that we are today.