Taylor Woodsmall, Ambassador

Taylor Woodsmall


Women's and Gender Studies (Pre-Law)


Political Science, LGBTQA/Sexuality Studies, Arabic, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs

Olathe, KS

Why you chose your major

Gender equality was something I realized I am passionate about in high school and when I found out that I could actually major in WGS and make a career out of what I am passionate about, I knew I needed to.

Favorite course

My favorite course so far has definitely been Intro to Men and Masculinities Studies because I had the opportunity to learn about the ways hegemonic masculinity is detrimental to our society and to men, and how to combat that in my everyday life. It was not a class that I thought I would ever take, but I am so glad I did because I learned so much applicable content.

Other involvement

I am involved in YoungLife, which is a student ministry group, and I am the Volunteer Coordinator at the Women's Center.

Why you chose Nebraska

I knew I wanted to go out of state and Nebraska offered me a scholarship that allows me to attend for an in-state price, and I had never been to Lincoln before my tour but I fell in love instantly and knew this is where I belong. I also met with advisors on that visit, both for my major and for the College of Arts and Sciences, and they helped me realize that I would be able to completely customize my degree so that I can take classes I care about and am interested in, and still graduate in four years.

Student Ambassadors group

Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who talk to prospective students, parents, alumni, and the general public about the college.