Taylor received her Master of Science in Biological Science and honors B.S. in Integrative Organismal Biology from Idaho State University. She has been involved in science education at the university level for over four years as a mentor in the National Science Foundation funded AMOEBA (Authentic Mentoring of Engaged Biologists Alliance) program at Idaho State University, which aims to increase science literacy and instill a desire to understand our natural environment. Specifically, Taylor worked to develop and implement strategies for engaging introductory science students with hands-on, question-based, discovery research. Taylor is excited to apply her passion for science and improving STEM education to promoting STEM in afterschool programs.