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GSSM Foundation Hires Diversity Recruitment Manager

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:01pm

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to announce that Sonja Taylor has joined the staff as Diversity Recruitment Manager, effective January 3, 2013.
Taylor earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University, TX and her Master of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, SC. Her professional experience includes working as a laboratory scientist and chemist, teaching science in urban and suburban schools, and writing textbooks for secondary science courses. What's more, Taylor attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts, a sister school to GSSM.

Taylor resides in Northeast Richland County with her husband and has one son in his first year of law school at Wake Forest University.

"Sonja is a dynamic addition to our team and we're thrilled to have someone with her depth of knowledge," said Kim Bowman, CEO of the Foundation and executive vice president of strategic direction for GSSM. "She's ready to take the role of ambassador for GSSM in our state's diverse communities, and she's eager to begin seeking out talented students for GSSM's residential program, as well as our new Accelerate engineering program."

"My passion for encouraging South Carolina's best and brightest students toward STEM careers runs deep,” says Taylor. “Because I have benefitted from solid education and professional experiences, I recognize my responsibility to assist students from diverse backgrounds in the same ways others guided me. I look forward to establishing lasting relationships with students and other stakeholders throughout our state."

To reach Sonja Taylor, email her at

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