Taylor Dluzniewski is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Taylor completed her BS at the University of New England with a concentration in Marine Biology. Originally from Michigan, Taylor’s career began with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as an Outreach Coordinator. During this time, she honed her communication skills while helping shape and elevate the Stepping Stones state education program. In 2017, Taylor moved to Florida and spent six years working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a Fisheries Biologist. Her work with FWC focused on conservation research and management related to coastal spring-fed river systems, estuaries, and freshwater lakes. Her work experience equipped her with a robust technical and analytical fisheries skillset, making her a well-rounded scientist. Now employed with Florida Sea Grant, Taylor works as the Research Coordinator for the college program. Her duty is to protect the integrity, quality, and transparency of Sea Grant’s research processes, and ensure the relevance of Sea Grant’s investments in research and education throughout the state. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. Their favorite activities include hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, pickleball, and scuba diving.