Taylor Yamane Crowned Miss Santa Clara
On January 13, Taylor Yamane '20 (mechanical engineering) was awarded the title of Miss Santa Clara 2018 as a preliminary winner in the Miss America organization. She competed amongst five other girls, all of whom received scholarship prizes at the end of the night. Through the Miss Santa Clara Organization, Taylor promotes her platform of "Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead!" which advocates for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. She wants to encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM, despite it being a largely male-dominated field. As an engineer herself, Taylor knows how difficult this can be. However, she hopes her own experiences can inspire others to follow their passions. Taylor also wants to focus on keeping the arts alive in education and beyond. She loves music and is a member of the SCU Mission Choir as well as SCU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. Though engineering keeps her very busy, Taylor says she will never give up music. We are proud to support Taylor and wish her the best of luck as she goes on to compete in the Miss California competition in June.