Danielle Taylor has a background as an outdoor educator and wilderness guide. For many years she worked in a wilderness program for adjudicated young women, using adventure therapy methodologies, experiential learning, and restorative approaches, to promote healthy risk-taking and positive relationship building.
She has combined arts-based approaches to ethnographic research, social media, and video-storytelling to promote community engagement and conversation around polarizing topics. With appreciative inquiry at its core, storytelling can help us build connections and strengthen a community’s sense of place. Taylor also has an interest in food security and is currently developing a video-storytelling project aimed toward deepening relationships among small farmers, food cooperatives, consumers and local artists. You can read more about and from Danielle Taylor on her blog here.
Danielle has an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Read an interview with Danielle Taylor about why she is teaching at SPI.