Alumnus Taylor Ferguson graduated in 2014 and went to UTA. While in high school Ferguson participated in JROTC and Acadec.
What have you done since high school?
“Since high school I have been attending UTA and am currently in my last semester,” Ferguson said. “I should graduate in May with a BA in English with a Women Studies Minor. I have worked a myriad of jobs including writing center mentor, working for the Shorthorn, and, currently, comic book grader.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“I chose English as my major in large part to a love for literature and the great influences of English teachers such as Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Bennett,” Ferguson said.
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you later in life?
“In high school I learned a lot about how to treat people and be a more accepting person in large part to JROTC and its influence,” Ferguson said.
Explain your job now.
“Currently I am a comic book grader,” Ferguson said. “This entails looking at comic books, mostly those that were printed before the 1980s, and determining their condition and, as such, their value.”
What are your plans for the future?
“In the future, once I get my degree, I would like to either teach some lower-level classes at a community college or to get a job with a publishing company, it is all about finding the right opportunity,” Ferguson said.
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to current high school students is to try new things and to always keep your mind open and to be accepting, especially when it comes to accepting themselves,” Ferguson said.