Miss America 2.0

Taylor Tyson

Florida 2018

Taylor Tyson

State:  Florida

School: Florida Atlantic University

College Major: Political Science

Scholarship Winnings: $35,250

Social Impact Initiative: Rise Up: Empowering Young Women to Lead and Succeed

Miss America empowered me to: Miss America empowered me to lead our next generation by example in pursuing academic excellence, leadership roles, and community outreach initiatives.

Bio: Taylor Tyson is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Florida Atlantic University, accepted to Stetson University’s College of Law to obtain her JD/LLM joint- degree in Trial Advocacy. Classically trained since age four, Taylor has studied piano with Van Cliburn winner Vladimir Viardo, at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, and at Academie Pianistique Internationale in France. Taylor realized her true calling for empowering women after facing discrimination in the male-dominated fields of classical music and academia. With twelve years of experience mentoring girls, Taylor is committed to equipping young women with practical tools they need to lean in, rise up, and boldly pursue greatness.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham