23: Committing to Authentic Self-Identity

#UpliftingliftFirstGens with Marquis Taylor, Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Creator of the blog “I Am Authentically Me.” An empowering conversation about developing identity, affirming oneself, and committing to being your most authentic self.

Marquis Taylor has devoted a great deal of his professional experience to the field higher education where he’s worked in a variety of functional areas including academic advising, student retention, multicultural affairs, student athletics, and program development and coordination.

As a first-generation college graduate, Marquis has utilized his lived experience as a platform to discuss the unique transition individuals face when integrating into their field of profession.

In addition to education, Marquis has also served as a contributing writer for publications such as the Michigan Chronicle, FrontPage, and most recently, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder where he highlights local businesses and covers national artists.

As a content creator, Marquis aims to amplify the voices of those that are traditionally underrepresented in mainstream media by telling their stories in the way that affirms their societal and cultural contributions. Connect with Marquis Taylor on LinkedIn

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