Spring 2021 Graduate Spotlight: Taylor Leigh Scofield, B.A. Art History, Political Science; Certificate in European Studies, Medieval Studies, Honors Candidate

Taylor graduates with a vast array of educational, political, and professional achievements, and she also found time for water polo athletics. She reflects, “My time as an Art History major has been the most rewarding part of my college experience at UW. I want to extend my sincerest thanks to all of the faculty members who have helped me along the way, especially Professor Li and Professor Spaulding, who have taught me so much and been wonderful mentors. In my final year, I have had the pleasure of writing a Senior Honors Thesis that addresses both of my majors, Art History and Political Science. My thesis is focused on how the early 2000s technology boom and subsequent gentrification displaced artists and depoliticized public art in Oakland.” She is also the winner of the Senior Honors Thesis Prize for Spring 2021. After graduation, Taylor will work as a Press Assistant at the Democratic Governors Association in Washington, D.C. Her five-year plan is to attend law school, with the long-term goal to become a Public Defender and settle down in her hometown of Oakland, California. Congratulations Taylor!🥳🎉🎓