taylerulmer
 

Anthropologist. 

International Development Practitioner.

Doer.

 
 
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Background

Tayler is a proud south side-Chicagoan and is the Manager of External Affairs at More Than Me, a Liberian-based school network. As a cultural anthropologist, she is a facilitator, listener, co-creator, observer, interpreter and cultural broker. Her work relies on her ability to connect developments most influential implications to cultural practices--especially those that impact girls--and effectively document the exchanges that these two spheres of influence may have.  She is committed to identifying the varying cross sections of international development, education, and cultural literacy. Previously, she has worked with organizations such as the World Bank, the British Parliament, the Royal African Society, and Harvard University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Spelman College and earned a Masters in the Social Anthropology of Development from the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, U.K.  Her efforts have been recognized and she is the recipient of the prestigious Marshall and Truman Scholarships.

I am a creator of innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems through a human-centered, anthropological lens.
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This is My Why

I believe my life's purpose is to support innovative education and economic initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa  (specifically West Africa) that leverage this region's unique knowledge and resources in order for them to leapfrog development and create a unique narrative that inspires the world.