Kalyn Taylor wins 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Kalyn Tayolor

Kalyn Taylor, a Soil and Crop Sciences major, is passionate about improving food security, organic agriculture, and conducting research that is dedicated to minimizing environmental hazards associated with modern agricultural practices.

For the past two years, Taylor has assisted with dryland agroecosystem research at the USDA-ARS in Fort Collins, and last summer, she conducted international ecological research in Sardinia, Italy. In 2015, she was named a Truman Scholarship Finalist for her work managing Colorado State University's Student Sustainable Farm.

Upon graduation from CSU, Taylor intends to pursue a MA in Agroecology and a Ph.D. in Soil Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She plans to incorporate an international component into her graduate research, likely in an agricultural region of France. Her dream is to join the scientific and farming communities that are leading the way in cutting-edge agroecological research and sustainable agricultural technologies.

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