Taylor Bickford (she/they) started her career in education as a Teach for America (TFA) Corps Member after obtaining her undergraduate degree. As an undergraduate, she was most interested in understanding the cognitive and social aspects of student learning, which inspired her to join TFA and become an 8th grade mathematics teacher in Atlanta, GA. After completing her TFA service, she returned to Florida to pursue a master’s degree and begin her second career in education, this time working with college students. While working at a college in Florida, Taylor oversaw the Office of Financial Aid at a satellite campus, created a new advising and career development model, and collaborated with first year programming to redevelop new student orientation. In 2018, she moved to Colorado and joined Metropolitan State University of Denver where she coordinated an academic support program called Supplemental Instruction. Taylor has been with Mines since September 2020. Her career at Mines began in CASA as an Academic Advising Coordinator, providing major advising for AMS, EE, and Physics, as well as coordinating the Core Review program. In June 2023, she became the Electrical Engineering Department Manager; Taylor feels privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with department leadership to help drive the mission and values of the EE department.
Outside of work, Taylor loves being a (new-ish) mom! She has a little girl and a timid Labrador who takes up most of her time. Her little fam loves visiting breweries, spending time outdoors, and begin around friends!
- BS in Psychology and Sociology, Florida State University
- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University