Taylor Boland views family medicine as more than just patient care. Although she is especially interested in rural, addiction, and integrative medicine, women’s health, and end of life care, Taylor is also active in advocacy and community engagement. Taylor is from rural Stoddard, WI (near La Crosse). She received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. Taylor returned to Wisconsin to earn her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Taylor is an advocate, having been involved with professional societies, writing resolutions and advocating for a variety of policies including infant mortality, opioid use, and alcohol abuse. She has met with legislators on several occasions to discuss upcoming bills and how they impact the healthcare system. While in medical school, Taylor created “Every Patient Has a Story” which is a narrative medicine project that interviews hospital patients about their life stories in order to provide more holistic care and better understand their medical needs. Taylor also traveled to China to learn about their healthcare system and how to incorporate integrative medicine techniques to supplement Western medicine. Taylor can often be found outdoors running, hunting, and sailing or cheering on the Badgers and the Packers.