Taryn, from St. Louis, Missouri, began her journey at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) as an undergraduate student of architecture. She was a part of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design for three years until she transferred and finished her last two years at Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design. There Taryn graduated with a Master of Architecture in May 2022. During her last year at Kansas State University, she participated in a visioning study with the Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) for the Kessler Park Water Reservoir. Taryn’s hobbies include being outside, hiking, camping, and spending time with her cat named Search and her dog named Doug.