ASI Student Staff Spotlight: Meet Sierra Taylor

By: Jenna Brown on Dec 18, 2018 in ASI Staff Spotlights


Name: Sierra Taylor 
Position: ASI Event Scheduling Student Manager 
Major: English 
Minor: Psychology 
School year: Fourth 
Hometown: Folsom, CA 

1) What makes you happy?
Recently I’ve experienced a lot of genuine, heartfelt moments with friends and family that have made me feel very grateful for the time I’ve had here at Cal Poly and the memories I’ve made. There is nothing better than to see my kitchen full of beautiful people laughing and cooking, our couch full of friends clinking glasses and sharing stories, and overall just to sit back and know that I filled my home with amazing people.

2) What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m allergic to metal! Super weird allergy. You probably will never see me wearing any jewelry other than my birthstone ring or maybe a super tiny necklace. I can’t wear jeans without a shirt tucked in and I can’t wear any saltwater sandals or anything with large metal detailing. My mom says my future husband should be thankful because jewelry will never be a gift I ask for.

3) Share your favorite memory working for ASI.
I have a small staff of eight schedulers so it’s easy for us to plan quarterly staff outings that everyone can attend. One of my favorite memories was last fall when I hosted a holiday potluck at my house. Each of the schedulers brought food, we sat around the table like a family and discussed work, school, friends, everything. Afterwards we did a Secret Santa exchange and then we played an ASI themed charades game. Again, I enjoy filling my home with amazing people so hosting my co-workers and supervisor was a fun, heart-warming moment for me.

4) What’s the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
I’ve barely made a dent in my travel bucket list so I would have to say some of my favorite small places in California include Nevada City, Sly Park, Apple Hill, or anywhere in Tahoe. I’m a NorCal girl so anything outdoorsy with lots of trees, lakes, hiking, and fresh air. I also am a huge fan of historic districts!

5) Where's your favorite spot in SLO?
Montana de Oro Bluff Trail. I like the bench that is farthest out to the left of the trail right on the corner of the cliff. The ocean is a great escape for me so I gravitate towards it when in need of a clear mind. It’s also an amazing place to enjoy Sunday morning coffee with your girlfriends.

6) If you could create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
My teaching slogan is “interpretation is endless” which means that in literature, your interpretation can never be right or wrong so long as it is textually supported and driven by evidence. In life, I’d say the same in that you never know the true outcome of each and every decision you make. Sometimes you’re going to fail or veer off path, and that’s completely okay because you’re human. Experience, education, family, support, and all that life has to offer can help you to make well-thought out decisions, but those that are impulsive, spontaneous or maybe a little risky are still fun, exciting, and human to make.

7) What’s on your bucket list?
I have this image in my head of my future family at dinner on a patio with a long wooden table surrounded with my kids, grandkids, family friends, neighbors, and everyone important to me. A bucket list goal of mine would just be to experience that scene and to accomplish creating that type of environment and relationships.

8) What are you most passionate about?
Something small but important to me is just the act of being an active listener. I don’t know if I believe that everyone wanting to vent or talk about personal matters are necessarily looking for advice but are just in need of someone to listen. I aim to be that person for others.

9) What do you hope to achieve after you graduate?
School for life! After I graduate, I plan on getting a teaching credential likely here at Cal Poly. Then I’d like to secure a master’s in educational leadership and administration which would put me in the classroom as my main career.

10) What advice would you give to students interested in working for ASI?
ASI truly helps to complete the big picture of student life here at Cal Poly. If you’re ever looking for a way to get involved or make an impact on campus, ASI is the way to go. Ask questions, make mistakes, create something new, and join us in connecting students to their ultimate college experience.
 
Close up shot of Sierra Taylor smiling in front of green trees


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