Michael Taylor graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2004 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he majored in international studies and Russian language. He has always worked in higher education, beginning his career at the University of Minnesota in Sponsored Projects Administration, and then at Northeastern University in Alumni Relations. He joined Johnson & Wales University as an Admissions Representative in 2006 to combine his love of working with people and the fulfillment he finds in encouraging students to further their education. Michael was born and raised in Southern California, but has lived in four other states. He has also studied in Australia, Italy and Russia. He loves to travel and has been to 15 foreign countries, and 40 of the 50 states.