Fellowship institution:Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University System of Maryland
Taylor Armstrong is a Ph.D. student in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She works under the guidance of Dr. Allen Place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. She is studying the toxins produced by algae and identifying natural algaecides to reduce harmful algal blooms. Taylor received her Master of Science degree at College of William and Mary-Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Bachelor of Science degree at University of South Carolina. After her master’s degree, Taylor participated in the Sea Grant Knauss fellowship program where she worked on marine policy at NOAA. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, running, and painting.