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Taylor Smith, C’2019, Selected As Transfer Student Ambassador

January 2019

Taylor SmithAfter being unsatisfied with her original college choice, Taylor A. Smith, C’2019, decided it would be best if she changed schools. A native of Montclair, New Jersey, Smith, who grew up in Ascot, England, said she transferred to Spelman because it “offered an opportunity to feel a sense of community, belonging, and identity empowerment.”

This year, the international studies major has been selected as one of four 2019 National Transfer Student Ambassadors. She will be honored in February during the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students annual conference.

Her transfer, she said, has made her acutely aware of the obstacles and challenges transfer students face. “I try to use my experiences to expand the views of others and assist in tackling many of the issues transfer students face like credit articulation and affordable housing,” said Smith. "Regardless of their reasoning, deciding to transfer is a life-altering shift that needs to be met with support and understanding.”