Taylor is a long-time resident of the Greater Lafayette area, receiving an AAS in Biotechnology from Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, and a BS in Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology from Purdue in 2015. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He previously studied molecular pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes in the gastrointestinal tract under direction of Dr. Arun Bhunia. Presently, his studies are in the field of immunoparasitology assessing the implication of infection with Schistosoma mansoni on the immune system with Dr. Keke Fairfax. In his free time, Taylor enjoys spending time with good food and music as an avid amateur pianist and fan of electronic music.