Taylor came to NOLS in 2011 as an intern and took an instructor course soon after. She predominately works hiking, climbing, skiing and fly-fishing courses at NOLS Rocky Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest. Taylor has also worked as a Wilderness Ranger, horsepacker, climbing guide, and teacher. When she's not in the mountains, Taylor is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, focussing on wildlife and wildlands conservation in the American West. She also holds a BA in Physics and BS in Mechanical Engineering. Taylor is a certified Wilderness First Responder.