Taylor Nance is a driven and compassionate young woman that strives for not only diversity,
but acceptance and equality in the world around her. She has a proclivity for serving her
community and a desire to affect change in her environment. Taylor is relentless in her desire
to create an equitable world for those who can’t advocate for themselves.
She is a born leader encouraging and leading those around her not only in athletics as team
captain, but also in community organizations: fostering relationships and promoting the
inclusion of students with disabilities. She has volunteered throughout her youth supporting
those less fortunate and those in need in her community including Wounded Warriors, making
meals and feeding the homeless regularly, and participating in Humans for Humanity targeting
inclusion and community support.
Due to her upbringing, Taylor was uniquely positioned to learn how to advocate for those
around her. Growing up with siblings with disabilities, she was able to understand and adapt to
the differences of neurodiverse individuals. Ensuring support for those affected by mental
health issues and disabilities is very close to her heart and Taylor hopes to translate some of
this passion into her work at Pillars 4 Dignity.
Taylor was raised as a military dependent and grew up in a variety places in the country
engendering her love for diverse cultures and people. She is currently a sophomore at the
University of Texas, in Austin, TX. She is majoring in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences to
pursue a degree in Speech Language Pathology.
After graduation, Taylor will pursue a Masters degree in Speech Pathology and continue
affecting change through her work within Pillars 4 Dignity and in her chosen career field. Taylor
is excited to be part of this initiative and knows that the ideals and the collaborative efforts of
the people connected to this organization have the potential to change the world.