Taylor has endured more than her share of an uprooted and challenging childhood from the time she was 6 years old, experiencing three divorces, five different schools, and calling nine places home. Due to home life struggles she made the decision at sixteen to go before a judge to request emancipation. Granted, she has lived as an independent student since sixteen, paying for everyday essentials such as food, electricity, medical treatment and shelter.
She is now starting her Junior year at Indiana University, Bloomington studying to be a speech and language pathologist. She is embracing the ability to take a wide perspective of classes to enrich her inner soul and expand her interests. For once she can focus on school and developing friendships more than economic survival and emotional abuse. She continues to have a strong wok ethic, embracing her love for children as a nanny for a number of families in the Bloomington area. One young person has serious medical speech issues, so her new-found skills, along with her deep compassion make for a wonderfully enriching experience for both.
In addition to her work and academic commitments Taylor has found friendship and challenge as the elected Vice President of the IU Chapter of the National Students Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). She is a born leader, organizing many programs for them including the summer 2014 Speech and Hearing Conference in Indianapolis for the I.U. chapter. She has also volunteered for the L.I.F.T. Foundation as a mentor for young students, exemplifying they too can achieve success with hard work and a dream.