Before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in political science, Taylor Tyson served as Executive Editor of FAU’s Undergraduate Law Journal, an award-winning delegate of the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Nationals in New York City and Washington D.C., a member of the national honors fraternity Phi Kappa Phi and international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. Driven to empower youth, Taylor has addressed over 6,000 students throughout Florida as an advocate of various causes. Taylor is the President of the Beethoven Beatles Foundation, a 501(c)(3) started that has donated over $40,000 in instruments to underprivileged children and inner-city schools, and the Palm Beach County Director of the nonprofit, For A Day Foundation, a nationwide charity which creates emotionally therapeutic experiences for terminally ill children.
In June 2018, Taylor earned the title of Miss Florida 2018 and placed 3rd-runner up to the title of Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey, awarded over $50,000 in scholarships total from the competitions. As Miss Florida, Taylor will travel the state as a spokesperson for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Advanced Recovery Systems, and the Everglades Foundation. On behalf of the Everglades Foundation, she will travel to Washington D.C. to lobby for environmental causes.