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CBS People: Taylor Boyle

This CBS staff member thrives on variety in her role, which intersects with Nature of Life and other programs.

 

What do you do?

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I'm a Student Services Specialist in the Department of Biology Teaching & Learning

How long have you been at the U?

I studied Spanish and educational psychology as an undergraduate at the U of M, and then took some time off to teach English in Ecuador before coming back to my alma mater. I have been in my current role at CBS for the past three years.

Describe something interesting or unusual about your work here.

I have the unique opportunity to "wear many hats" within my role, and that has allowed me to be involved with a wide variety of programs including the Nature of Life series, the National Academies Midwest Summer Institute on Undergraduate Biology Education, the Educational Policy Committee, the CBS cluster hire search, and commencement, to name a few. It's been an ongoing joke that whenever someone has a question related to CBS (or more accurately, any question at all about the U of M), they come to me. I enjoy being able to provide assistance, and point each person in the right direction.

You're also a painter, how long have you been doing that? What do you like to paint?

I would consider myself a very amateur water-color painter. I love to sit on my porch with a cup of tea and paint whatever moves me in that moment (mostly nature scenes). For me, painting is a form of therapy and relaxation.

What else do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy traveling, practicing yoga, salsa dancing and exploring the beauty that is the Twin Cities.