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Ann Taylor

Recruitment & Communications Coordinator


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Don’t be afraid of failure. Learn from it and keep going. Persistence is what creates excellence.

Ann Taylor Shaw grew up in Alabama, where she earned a B.A. in Communication with a double major in Public Relations and Economics from the University of Alabama in 2004. After graduation, she moved to New York City and spent six years exploring careers in strategic communications planning and investor relations before returning to the classroom and discovering her passion for higher education. Ann Taylor earned a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in program analysis and evaluation from Baruch College in 2012.

Prior to joining the CSS team at Carolina, Ann Taylor spent five years as an undergraduate admissions counselor for the City University of New York, CUNY. Through her work in admissions, she developed a strong affinity for connecting students with resources to help them achieve their goals. She is particularly enthusiastic about advocating for students from underrepresented backgrounds and is delighted to continue that work with the Chancellor’s Science Scholars. When she is not at work, she enjoys cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide and exploring the Triangle area with her family.