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Student in the Spotlight: Taylor Davis

English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages
Photograph of Taylor Davis

What made you decide to major in English?
I come from a long line of educators. My grandmother and my mother are both educators. They were very influential in my decision to obtain an English degree as well as my freshman composition professor, Dr. Lewallen. I have always loved reading since I was a little girl; however, my love for writing did not surface until my freshman year of college. Dr. Lewallen suggested that I major in English, so I completed some research on English majors and decided on an English major with a Professional Writing Emphasis.

What’s your favorite thing about being an English Major?
My favorite thing about being an English major is that I am able to express myself through writing. I love reading, so I am able to broaden my horizons through all of the extensive readings I have to do.

What do you wish people outside the major understood about the field?
I wish that people would stop assuming that because you are an English major you want to become a teacher. There are other occupations that you can do with an English degree.

What do like to read for fun? 
My favorite author is Harper Lee. I especially love reading the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird. I also love the classics, such as The Great Gatsby, and most recently Wuthering Heights.

Is there a book you hate to admit to NOT having read?
To be honest I can’t think of a book that I have wanted to read but haven’t had time.

How do you spend your free time (when you’re not reading, of course!)?
I enjoy watching TV, shopping, and baking.