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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Senior Leadership Award Goes to UWW Student

Jun 08, 2021

Twenty-nine-year-old UWW graduate Taylor Kall of Hatfield, Massachusetts is the winner of the 2021 UMass Amherst Senior Leadership Award. Taylor graduated from UMass Amherst in February, completing her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Human Services Studies. She maintained a 3.961 GPA, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Taylor has an outstanding track record of impactful community service and leadership. She was a head organizer with “Stomp & Holler”: a march and rally against rape, rape culture, and sexism, and a panelist at the Civil Liberties & Public Policy Conference at Hampshire College on the topic of “Fighting Violence, Empowering Our Communities: Community-based Approaches to Preventing Violence and Achieving Justice.”

She has a special interest in men and trauma, and has volunteered with the Freedom to Choose Project, a prison-based program in California focused on working with male prisoners on issues surrounding trauma, shame, and emotional healing. She will be starting the University of Texas at Austin Master's of Social Work program this fall to continue her work in the field of trauma and masculinity.

The Senior Leadership Award recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the UMass Amherst community. Award recipients have distinguished themselves through important contributions to student organizations, campus jobs, academic excellence, and community service.