Graduated: May 2018 from Carroll University with dual BS degrees in Biology and Psychology and minors in Biochemistry and Professional Writing
Although Taylor's original career aspirations were in wildlife rehabilitation, her experiences with her sister, an adult on the autism spectrum, inspired her to change fields. Today, she aims to better the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders by contributing to the creation and validation of novel diagnostic tools and more tailored interventions. Her role as a SPARK Study Coordinator allows her to bridge the biological underpinnings of autism with their clinical implications, which has further fostered these interests. These personal and professional experiences have motivated Taylor to pursue a doctoral program in clinical psychology. A few of Taylor's favorite non-academic things are based in her Wisconsin roots: She loves watching football (Go Pack Go!), fishing, and kayaking. She often hikes with her rescue mutt, a German Shorthaired Pointer mix named Milo.