Taylor is a Midwest transplant with a lifelong passion for marine science. While studying zoology at Oklahoma State University, she grew to love research and science education. She has worked an array of biological positions, from studying marine mammals in Alaska to working on conservation projects for Oregon’s salmon fisheries. She fell in love with the Oregon coast after moving here for her first seasonal job as a recent graduate and has been pulled back ever since. In her spare time, she can be found foraging for wild mushrooms, exploring hidden coves, and painting her favorite creatures. Taylor enjoys expressing her love for the natural world through artistic projects and is thrilled about the endless inspiration Cape Kiwanda provides.