Born and raised in Portland, Ore., Taylor Allen graduated from Spelman with a bachelor's degree in English on the pre-law track. At Spelman Taylor was involved in class council and student government. As a first and second year student, Taylor served as class president. In her third year, she served as vice president of the Spelman Student Government Association; and during the 2011-2012 school year, she served as SSGA president.
Taylor is also an active member of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and served as the social action chair at Spelman. In July 2012, Taylor traveled to South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar, and is spending the year teaching secondary school English. Taylor is extremely excited about utilizing her Fulbright scholarship as a platform of leadership to further develop her global perspective, and to learn about Korean culture.