Jennifer Taylor graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Life. She worked for Wake Med in the Children’s Emergency Department for many years as a Child Life Specialist before making the move to work in Child Welfare for the local Department of Social Services. While working at DSS, she went back to school to obtain her Master of Social Work degree. While at two local DSS agencies, Taylor has worked in Child Protective Services, Child Treatment, Supervised Child Welfare, and Staff Development, as well as serving in administration. She has a passion for Child Welfare in North Carolina and still performs contract work in the area. She has been at Barton College as an adjunct for more than 10 years.