Taylor Nicole Bloch

Bachelor of Arts

Environmental Studies


Magna Cum Laude
John Muir Award


Benicia, California

Award Bio

In her time at SMC, Taylor Bloch took advantage of all things environmental, including coursework on conservation biology, national parks, gem minerals, and even mushrooms. Outside of class, she assisted Professor Michael Marchetti with newt research, did environmental consulting in the Green Space project, and worked as a veterinary technician at Lindsay Wildlife Hospital. Now, she’s a veterinary technician for Charles River Laboratories in Michigan.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My family, friends, and coworkers!

My favorite SMC memory is

Alice’s Nation Parks class and all the field trips!

I'm looking forward to most

Decorating the house I just bought and learning more at my new job!
“If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for like 8 years, you can believe in yourself for like 5 minutes”
— Unknown