Marissa Taylor

Local Expert / Storyteller

Marissa Taylor is an environmental journalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Taylor has been working as a journalist since 2013, and has been a part of newsrooms of The Kathmandu Post, The Himalayan Times, and, most recently, The Record Nepal, where she was assistant editor. Although she covers a wide array of environmental topics, she focuses on writing on the intersections of climate change, poverty, inequalities, and public health. She was among the grantees in Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Climate Change Reporting programme in 2020 and in the British Council’s Women Reporters on Climate Change programme in 2021.

Stories from Marissa Taylor

Celebrating Rice In Nepal and Considering Its Changing Nature

While the year’s first planting of rice is marked by joyous festivities, the gradual disappearance of native planting traditions provides food for thought.

Meet NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, Nepal’s Festival Director Tackling Issues One Visual at a Time

Photo Kathmandu is harnessing the transformative power of the arts to bring the community together.

Meet the Kora Cycling Challenge Team, Turning the Wheels of Change

Perhaps the biggest charity ride in the Himalaya, the challenge attracts 4,000+ riders in a single day to cycle in Nepal and locations around the world.

The Festival of Colour, Generous Hospitality, and Mouth-Watering Momos in Kathmandu, Nepal

Many people pass through Kathmandu on their way to the mountains, but this bustling city is a vibrant destination in and of itself.

Traditional Stone Work Souvenirs, a Fourth-Generation Sweets Shop, and Music Festivals in Lalitpur, Nepal

Most people don’t really think of Lalitpur as a travel destination but travellers who stop by find an easy-going, culturally rich Nepali life.