In her role as a Project Lead at HarvardX, Taylor Dawson partners with faculty to create meaningful online learning experiences. Having begun her career as a middle school teacher, Taylor's professional involvement in educational technology and training has naturally led her into the field of instructional design and online learning. She has been an instructional designer at George Washington University, North Carolina State University, and the Queensland University of Technology. She has a varied professional background in the field of education and has professional experience in both the United States and Australia. Taylor has an M.Ed. (Information and Communication Technologies) from Queensland University of Technology and a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.