Biography

Taylor Panzer

Taylor Panzer

American

Originally from North Carolina, I graduated from Duke University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and minors in Chemistry and Global Health. Following my undergraduate degree, I moved to Dallas, Texas and joined Teach For America, where I taught secondary biology and psychology and led the science department at Uplift Infinity Preparatory for two years. During the summer of 2019, I worked as a policy fellow through the Urban Leaders Fellowship, where I developed recommendations on best practices in teacher pipeline and retention for the Dallas Independent School District, as well as worked on the creation of a bachelor's degree programme in early childhood education at the Dallas County Community College District. My time in the classroom and in the policy world has been vital in demonstrating the vast ways in which education policy and advocacy directly affect my students and their families, and I am eager to broaden my impact through my studies at the Blavatnik School.