Taylor is a Faculty Research Associate in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and a Curriculum Developer for the Immersive Virtual Field Trips (iVFT) project at ETX. She has been employed at ASU since 2006, where she served as an Instructional Specialist for NASA missions to the Moon and Mars and as the Education and Public Outreach Lead for ASUs Astrobiology Program and the Center for Meteorite Studies. She also worked as the Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for the EarthScope National Office at ASU. Wendy began her career in research and collections at several major natural history institutions including the Paleontological Research Institution, The Field Museum and the University of Chicago. Today she divivdes her time between elearning work for the ETX and paleontological research on the evolution of early life across the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary in northern Norway and South Africa.
1997 Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Rochester, USA
1994 M.S., Geosciences, University of Rochester, USA
1989 B.S., Geosciences, Fredonia State University of New York, USA