Tayler Ulmer (2020)

United States of America

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,Spelman College

Public/Social Policy

Tayler Ulmer is a proud south side-Chicagoan. As a cultural anthropologist, she is a facilitator, listener, co-creator, observer, interpreter and cultural broker. Her work relies on her ability to connect international development's 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. Prior to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, she has worked with organizations such as More Than Me, a school network in Liberia, as well as the World Bank, British Parliament, the Royal African Society, and Harvard University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Spelman College and earned a Master’s degree 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. Tayler is 25 years old and from the United States.


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