Taylor Sheridan is pursuing a master's degree in the Research & Theory track. She graduated with her bachelor's in Journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. During her time at Ball State, she specialized in photojournalism, fashion and sociology. She was also a writing tutor at Ball State’s Writing Center as well as a Creative Director for a pop culture news site on campus. Taylor’s research interests include investigating the impact of photos and photojournalism on communities and how empowerment and empathy can be within photos. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys painting, watching cooking shows and listening to Taylor Swift in her free time.