About Taylor Caldwell, MD
Growing up in rural western Wisconsin, Taylor (she/her) spent the majority of her formative years eating cheese curds, listening to angsty indie music, biking country roads, wondering why the world turned out this way, nurturing her love of science, and escaping into the forest.
After relocating to La Crosse, Wisconsin, for undergrad and initially choosing a major in biochemistry, Taylor promptly traded her love of molecules for her new found love of grand-scale social analysis and earned her bachelors of science in Sociology. It was during this time Taylor found herself deeply immersed in volunteer work with unhoused populations in southwestern Wisconsin through the La Crosse Area Warming Center. After taking classes on social theory, crime and deviance, sexism, racism, and health inequity and writing papers on the downfalls of capitalism, Taylor’s work directly with marginalized populations solidified her career goal of working to improve the health of vulnerable communities, especially in rural areas.
Continuing into medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Taylor continued to dedicate her training to underserved communities while participating in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM). Her passion for reproductive justice work led to co-leading a chapter of Medical Students for Choice and, in her last year, completing a public health project to expand middle school sexual education curricula in rural Clark County, Wisconsin. Taylor is incredibly honored and thrilled to be joining such an inspiring group at the Cherry Hill Residency and the Port Angeles Rural Training Track and looks forward to the growth, memories, and community the next several years will bring.
When she isn’t dreaming about intergenerational affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, or universal healthcare, Taylor can be found cuddling her cat, eating ramen, backpacking, swimming in rivers, thrifting, re-reading the Game of Thrones series, thinking about human history, or watching horror movies.