Institute for Disability Studies First Self Advocate Coordinator

July 19, 2018

NIFE MS Deputy Ambassador Taylor Carley is the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi first self-advocacy coordinator. Carley works on several of the institute's transition projects, but he is also the host of the weekly video series, Chit Chat Thursday with Taylor. Carley interviewed NIFE MS Nutrition Ambassador Alma Ellis in 2017, YouTube Interview One and YouTube Interview Two.

Carley assisted with the workshops in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, providing workshop support and assisting with the snack activities. Both made an impression with him, "I bring my lunch to work now...I eat healthier, and I save money." Carley said he is trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, but he admitted that bananas are still his favorite.