Rufus King High School
Founder--The Woman Doctor | Programs and Projects Leader--Yale University, the Center for Public Service and Social Justice
Dr. Marquita Taylor is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her aptitude and academic excellence have resulted in her passion to lead and research, which has been fostered through the pursuit of a Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of
Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. While obtaining a certificate in Race and Equity from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in 2012 immediately after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Management and Political Science from Alverno College.
She champions inclusivity and equity in education among diverse groups, particularly underserved populations and women. Moreover, her career objectives include inspiring and cultivating all to pursue higher education while building non-cognitive, entrepreneurial and leadership skills for the betterment of communities and personal outcomes. During her doctoral studies, she founded The Woman Doctor, a nonprofit in which she works to inspire women and girls to pursue higher education while building noncognitive, entrepreneurial and leadership skills- this year she will award her first academic scholarship. After several years in the corporate sector and within government agencies she became a Professor. She teaches in the School of Business at Concordia University, and has taught business at the University of California Los Angeles. Concurrently, she leads programs and projects at Yale University, the Center for Public Service and Social Justice.
In the fall she will further her education at Harvard University studying Social Justice.