Brooke Taylor is a Black, queer, non-binary, social justice advocate and scholar who is dedicated to serving marginalized communities. Brooke is a proud Bison (Howard University), Panther (VUU), and Ram (VCU) alum. With an undergraduate degree in political science and an expansive graduate-level theological education, they often view the world through a culturally diverse theo-political lens and is unapologetically committed to BIPOC and QTPOC communities through their scholarly and community work.
Taylor believes that everyone has the potential to be a scholar and has a deep passion to bridge the gap between academia and non-traditional student populations. Proudly bi-vocational, they have facilitated hundreds of trainings, conversations and classes within various demographic groups and has worked directly with persons facing incarceration, discrimination, homelessness and poverty.
Taylor is a current doctorate student in VCU's School of Education. Studying within the Curriculum, Culture and Change track, their research interest center on Black and queer girls within carceral institutions. When not advocating for change, they can be often be found with their two fur babies Cardi (Beabull) and Chili Pepper (Black domestic cat).