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Taylor Cook graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. In addition, he also completed The University of Hawaii’s Marine Option Program in 2021 to leverage his previous degree and better understand marine systems. Most recently, Taylor has been employed by the Coral Reef Alliance as a Research Coordinator, working to protect local coral reefs in Maui, Hawaii. He also has considerable SCUBA experience conducting marine surveys with the State of Hawaii’s Division of Aquatic Resources and internationally with Blue Ventures in Ataúro, Timor-Leste. Although he is an avid waterman, his skill sets are not limited to marine environments. Taylor also brings practical field experience in native forest conservation, through his work with the East Maui Watershed Partnership and Maui Invasive Species Committee.

At the Bren School, Taylor hopes to specialize in Conservation Planning and Business and Sustainability. His goal is to capitalize on his previous experiences in conservation and better understand the balance of economic prosperity and environmental responsibility. Ultimately, Taylor is dedicated to protecting and preserving threatened ecosystems by means of community engagement and field research, with the hope to inspire and inflict positive change for future generations.

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