Class of 2017
Major/Minor: Political Science & American Studies
A former Obama White House Intern, Taylor is a strategic thinker and skilled problem-solver who delivers creative and effective solutions to a wide variety of teams. Taylor joined Fortive Corporation’s Corporate HR team in 2017.
The former US Council Youth Representative for Habitat Humanity International, he represented hundreds of thousands of youth and collegiate volunteers to the senior leadership of a top-tier nonprofit organization. A former Washington College Student Body President, Taylor led a Student Government Association with over 18 paid part-time student employees and oversight of over $600,000 in resources.
In addition to his internship with the White House office of Cabinet Affairs, Taylor has interned with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (nonprofit management focus), and a congressional campaign in upstate New York (fundraising focus). For several years Taylor managed TJCS, a business that provided promotional products and marketing strategy to dozens of businesses in upstate New York and Northern Vermont. He has also worked on campus as a Student Supervisor for Alumni Weekend, a Resident Assistant and Intern in the office of Student Affairs, and as an Associate for the CV Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.
Taylor previously served on the executive board of several student groups including the Encouraging Respect of Sexuality Alliance, the College’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, and the College’s circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society.
Q & A
Home state? The great state of New York! (Upstate, not the city.)
What is your favorite place/activity on campus? I have many fond memories of Middle Hall. I spent my first year in the building with others interested in writing and the arts. I may not have ended up a drama or english major, but some of my best friends were made in Middle during late night talks and afternoon study sessions.
Recommended class and professor? Dr. Miller’s Comparative Cultural Encounters course was a key moment in my education. This course delved into critical theoretical groundwork related to how examine our history, interact with others, and portray minority experiences in a globalized world. This history course had so many interdisciplinary implications. You really can’t go wrong when taking any course with Dr. Miller.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? I love to read, cook, and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity when time allows.
Why did you choose to attend Washington College? I chose Washington College because here students are pushed to go out of their comfort zone and everyone is willing to help you find the next cool new adventure.