Spotlight on: GapBuster alum and STEAM teaching assistant Taylor McTootle

Taylor McTootle has recently joined the GapBuster family for the summer as a teaching assistant and coordinator for the 2014 school year. Taylor was involved with GapBuster during her middle school years, particpating in programs such as HIV/AIDS Peer Education and leadership development.

Taylor was born in DC and grew up in Metro Maryland, attending and obtaining a degree from Holton-Arms high school in Bethesda in 2010. She developed an interest in travel in high school when she journeyed to West Africa as part of a high school Global Education program. Taylor participated in community service and still values service to this day.

After graduation from high school, Taylor attended Spelman College in Atlanta, graduating in 2014 with a degree in International Studies with a focus in Development. During her college years, Taylor traveled to the Dominican Republic and Spain on study abroad programs.

Ultimately, Taylor would like to be an educator, ideally for middle and high school-aged students, though she is considering pursuing graduate study.

Taylor is interested in dance (having studied ballet and modern), chess, which she tutors, and reading.

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