2017 Recipient of the Matthew Ross Wanetik
Memorial Scholarship

Taylor Dunne

Taylor Dunne

The 2017 recipient of the Wanetik Award is junior Taylor Dunne ’18. Like Matt, Taylor was a member of the International Relations Learning Community in her first year here at Syracuse and is now majoring in International Relations with a focus on IPE and Europe.  Like Matt, she also studied abroad in Europe.  Also like Matt, Taylor is a member of a Greek campus organization – Kappa Alpha Theta. In terms of her personality, Taylor also demonstrates the kind of joie de vivre that Matt did.

Taylor is from El Cajon, California, and happily gave up the routine of sunny 80 degree weather in the San Diego area to come across the country to study here in the frozen north.  She enjoys spending time with her family and has a younger brother and sister.  She is completing a second major in Economics and a minor in Spanish, and this semester she is serving as a research assistant for the TNGO Initiative in the Moynihan Center. After she completes her undergraduate degree, she hopes to join the Peace Corps and then go to grad school and plans a career working in the nonprofit sector on issues of education and women’s rights.