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Diondraya Taylor

Diondraya Taylor, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Mindset & Milestones - a social enterprise developing customized youth entrepreneurship programs and courses for schools, non-profits, and local educational agencies! As she fell in love with the startup space through her roles with different startups, she recognized entrepreneurship as an amazing tool to encourage innovation, goal setting, and boldness in youth when they are given the space to build REAL businesses. She is also a Bruin through and through having graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in psychobiology and entrepreneurship, a Master’s in Education, and a Ph.D. in Education and Organizational Change. In her research, she focuses on risk-taking for students in STEM and tries to understand their engagement in relation to the identities they hold. Between her business and her research interests, she is committed to the preparation of youth for the future and the development of educational systems that support innovative learning!

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