taylorann smith

Taylorann Smith

Graduate Student

California State University, Northridge

Nautilus Live Biography

National Geographic Feature

Taylorann was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and attended Ball State University in Indiana where she earned a B.S. in biology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended Duke University Marine Lab for a semester of study as a marine conservation scholar. Smith moved to Los Angeles where she started a M.S. Program at California State University in Marine Biology and interned aboard the E/V Nautilus as an Ocean Scientist. In addition to her scientific passions, she is also passionate about the arts and spends a lot of time creating drawings, paintings, sculptures, and poems.