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That is a loaded question. New city, new job, new friends; this summer has been full of new experiences, professional growth and personal development. Here are some of my favorite moments!! 


One of my favorite hobbies from this summer has been hiking! On one of my recent hikes, I saw snow for the first time. 

Taylor pictured at the peak of Rattlesnake Ledge

Rattlesnake Ledge, 3,481 ft

Group of Friends on Ranier

Mt Ranier, 7,100 ft

Lake 22, 2,400 ft

Group of Taylor's friends at the peak of Mountain Si.

Mt. Si, 4,167 ft



I have also enjoyed traveling around on the weekends! I visited my family back in Florida for my grandmother’s for her 80th Birthday. Also went on a girls trip to Chicago where we took a bike ride along the pier and ate some amazing Peruvian food at a restaurant called Tonka! Lastly traveled to Vancouver, Canada to explore! We walked around Stanley Park, ate poutine(a Canadian classic dish), and ended the day with an International Firework Show!


Blast Fest

Taylor in front of the Blastfest Sign


Blastfest was the Afrobeats Festival of the pacific northwest. I saw performances from over ten artists including Asake, Tiwa Savage, and BSXN! This was such a fun event and I hope to attend many more festivals like this in the future!

I didn’t even get touch on the WNBA Games, Marmot sightings or about  all of the amazing people that I have met. Through it all, my biggest takeaway from all these experiences(and more) is to be intentional. College does not last forever, internships do not last forever, however what can last forever are the memories and the relationships that are built. Be intentional about the way that you spend your time, and invest in your community!

PS: Summer Movie Rankings (with no context)

  1. Spiderman
  2. Mission Impossible
  3. Little Mermaid
  4. Elemental
  5. The Blackening
  6. The Flash
  7. Transformers
Taylor Hill-Miles

MAJOR: Computer Science Business Administration YEAR: Class of 2025 HOMETOWN: Gainesville, Florida PRONOUNS: she/her/hers INSTA: @ taylorhillmiles LinkedIn: Click Here Currently, I am Vice President of the National Society for Black Engineers and I am passionate about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of engineering. In my free time I like to explore LA and try new foods!