Taylor earned her B.S. in Biology-Chemistry in 2017 from Point Loma Nazarene University. There, she worked with Dr. Ariane Jansma to investigate interactions between viral proteins and PDZ domains from host cells using NMR spectroscopy. She also completed an honors thesis under the guidance of Dr. Ryan Botts and Dr. David E. Cummings to develop new sequencing and bioinformatics methodologies for the characterization of novel ciprofloxacin-resistant plasmids from coastal San Diego wetlands. Taylor joined the Moore lab in January of 2019 and is interested in algal genomics and halogenation in marine natural product chemistry.