Kimberly Taylor, 2015
- Grants Development Coordinator, Office of Resource Development
- DSC employee since 2013
Degrees and schools where awarded: B.A. in History, 24 credit hours for teaching requirements toward M.A. in History, University of Florida; M.A. in Student Personnel in Higher Education, Old Dominion University; currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership program.
Outside interests: I love maritime history and archaeology. I try to find time to scuba dive at least one wreck a year.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? I’ve worked in both academic and student affairs in various roles serving students.
What professional projects are you working on right now? I am currently working on a project to engage more students in STEM-related programs at DSC. I am also working with an enthusiastic grant writing team on an exciting program for faculty professional development that will interweave the humanities across all the disciplines.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Building new connections with our staff and faculty is the most rewarding thing about my time at DSC.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? Personally,I hope to complete this Ph.D. while keeping my sanity. Professionally, I hope to continue working in programs that impact student’s lives and create opportunities for our community.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? “Know the power of when to speak and when to remain quiet.”
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am a licensed tour guide for Charleston, South Carolina.
Last book read: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? No Big Decisions after 5 p.m. J
Who are the four people in the history of the world you most admire? I am torn on the “most admire” question. I would like to start with 30-minute interviews with the following individuals and then decide: Mary Barra (CEO of General Motors), Susan Wojcicki (CEO of YouTube), Meg Whitman (chairwoman, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Michelle Bachelet (president of Chile).
The Daytona State of Mind to me means family and community.