Over the years, Taron has held more than 10 positions helping to better her community, including interning with the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, serving as a Youth Representative for the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, acting as Senator for the RCCC Student Government Association, and working as a page for the N.C. House of Representatives.
As a page, Taron had a rare, up-close opportunity to see the intricate details that shape the everyday lives of those in her community. She learned the ins and outs of the state governing process, as well as the impacts of this process on her community. Taron’s experience also helped her appreciate the need for networking and showed her the importance of grassroots mobilization.
“Working with the N.C. House of Representatives increased my desire to become involved in public policy and created a framework for me to focus my goals of advocacy,” Taron says.