Taylor Tertocha (23) is a new addition to the EcO Network team as an IN Adult Promise AmeriCorps VISTA through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Her work with us will be focused on supporting EcO Attainment Network strategies to increase educational attainment of adults in southeast Indiana. Additionally, she will be broadening the awareness of the ICHE’s adult financial aid programs (You Can. Go Back and Next Level Jobs) and capacity building for local organizations and postsecondary institutions to support returning adult students with wrap-around services as they work to complete their credentials.
Taylor is a Columbus native and Columbus East High School (Class of 2014) graduate. She attended Taylor University, and received a double BA in Spanish and in Psychology, with a minor in Working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Currently, in addition to her work with the EcO Network, Taylor is also a full-time 2nd year student in the Masters of Mental Health Counseling program at IUPUC. Other fun facts about her include: she is bilingual, has lived in 7 countries in Central and South America, is obsessed with animals (especially dogs), and has a twin brother.