Born and raised in Edmonton, Taylor completed her elementary education degree at the University of Alberta with a Certificate in Community Service-Learning. An advocate for education for positive social change, Taylor currently works as a Cultural Liaison with Edmonton Public Schools and Coordinator for the Journeys Cultural Exchange Program through Aboriginal Studies in partnership with the Global Café. Taylor is passionate about working with youth in building community through a social justice lens.
Taylor also has a love for theatre and collective creation. She was an improviser with Rapid Fire Theatre and a member of the GeriActors and Friends Intergenerational Theatre Company. She was part of the artistic team for a play based on a collection of stories called Inner City Voices.Through these experiences, Taylor learned about the power of story-sharing and the importance of experiential, community-based learning.
Taylor is a soccer and volleyball player, vegetarian/crappy vegan, barely-fluent french speaker, avid book-reader and podcast-listener as well as a passionate traveller and explorer. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Next Up 7 Edmonton cohort. Taylor lives from the heart and strives to continually be challenged in her lifelong learning journey.