2021 Tillman Scholar

Maryn Taylor

Military Spouse
University of Texas — Tyler

“Through research and practice, I strive to make the path to leadership more equitable for women.”

An HR professional with twenty years of experience, Maryn understands the effects that bias and stereotypes can have on employees. She believes the best way for people to have meaningful careers is for organizations to create lasting, systemic cultural change that results in a more equitable workplace for employees of all genders, backgrounds, identities, and generations.

Maryn earned an MBA and a master of science in human resource development, along with the SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP and SHRM Foundation’s Veterans at Work certifications. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in human resource development with a focus on the effects of gender bias on organizational development. This research-based degree gives her the space to combine her expertise as an HR practitioner and her curiosity as a scholar to create evidence-based solutions for workplace issues. As a lifelong volunteer, Maryn has served with AmeriCorps and with local and national organizations supporting women and families. She and her husband Steve have opened their home to dozens of children experiencing crisis through the Safe Families for Children program.

In a complement to Steve’s service on the Academy Board of Texas’s 24th Congressional District, she provides support to the families of students attending our nation’s military academies. She mentors HR students and professionals through Dallas HR Association. Maryn takes joy in her work as the senior director of people and culture for an international women’s organization. She is a military spouse, devoted mom, voracious reader, and a proud member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band.