Taylor Thomas is a RISE AmeriCorps Member serving her second term at EMBARC Des Moines. This term she is serving as the RISE AmeriCorps Communications Coordinator.
Originally from Moville, Iowa, Taylor graduated from Grand View University in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and media practice. She was the editor-in-chief of Viewfinder magazine, Grand View’s student publication.
Outside of RISE AmeriCorps, Taylor bartends in Ankeny. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with family, attending concerts, listening to their vinyl collection and crocheting.
“During my service term, I look forward to uplifting the voices of the refugee and immigrant community through storytelling. I hope to get to know the community better and make lasting connections with the people that I serve with and those I am able to help.”