Taylor Applegate

Taylor Applegate, from Vancouver, Washington, is part of the 2021 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars and will be pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School and a master’s degree in international policy (MIP) at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in political science and law, societies, and justice. Taylor commissioned through Air Force ROTC and served six years on active duty as an intelligence officer, gaining expertise in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection operations. She plans to continue serving in the Air Force Reserve during law school, and work in international security policy with a focus on the implications of emerging technology on democratic institutions.