Field Communications Fellow, Dominican Republic
July 2016 marked the beginning of Taylor’s adventure to the Dominican Republic as the first Field Communications Fellow. For 12 months, Taylor will work alongside Plant With Purpose staff in Piedra Blanca where he will spend much of his time collecting and writing stories of empowerment, assisting the local team with annual objectives, and developing local fundraising capacity.
In the spring of 2015, Taylor graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in writing, shortly after serving as a grant-writing intern at Plant With Purpose. Taylor has experience in developing his Spanish and cross-cultural skills in Latin America; managing volunteer teams in the Appalachian Mountains; tutoring for childhood ESL literacy programs; and establishing his profile as a writer deeply committed to sustainable development.
Taylor’s free time goes to reading, creative writing, photography, and exploring this great planet.