Taylor successfully applied for the Curtin University ‘Create Your Future Scholarship’ in 2011 in which saw her enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Interior Architecture graduating with distinction in 2015.
Throughout Taylor’s undergraduate degree she became overly passionate about social justice, focusing her design and honours on poverty housing, culture and community engagement in the south pacific. In addition to Taylor’s academic commitment she became heavily involved in the wider Curtin community becoming a Student Ambassador in 2013 and a member of the John Curtin Leadership Academy in 2014.
Taylor spent considerable time overseas, volunteering in South America and Fiji, while representing Curtin University as a delegate at ‘The Humanitarian Affairs Leadership Symposium for Social Change’ in Cambodia in 2015 on a Travel Scholarship. After deciding that her passion didn’t lay in design itself, but rather the communities in which she was working with, Taylor enrolled in the Master of Human Rights in 2016 and is expecting to graduate later this year.
2016 saw Taylor travel to India, where she ran workshops alongside women, educating around the issue of access to sanitation and clean water with the Lakhnu Study Tour, while continuing her work with the Centre for Human Rights Education on helping asylum seekers and refugees gain access higher education.
Taylor is a passionate advocate for human rights, women’s advocacy in development and access to education and wishes to pursue a career that helps empower and facilitate social change and equality in developing communities around the world.
Young Alumni Advisory Board position
Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture) Hons 2015