Taya Polk


  • Austin, TX
Campus Location
  • Waco Campus
Graduation Year
  • May 2022
Favorite restaurant
  • Halal Bros, Austin, TX
Why did you choose Baylor's MSW Program?
  • I chose Baylor’s MSW Program because I believe I will have the unique opportunity to combine my faith, which is essential to who I am, with my field.
What is a cause you are passionate about?
  • Helping children and communities receive educational opportunities and resources that they lack.
How does a Master of Social Work degree fit into your career plan?
  • When it comes to my life plan, a MSW professional degree would fit well into it, because it would add on to what I love to do. Which is to help people. I know that a MSW professional degree would give me the ability to successfully and righteously practice in my area of work.
What is a piece of advice you would give a prospective student
  • One of the Bible verses that helped me during my grad school application process was, Galatians 6:9. It says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” This is a reminder to not give up. Also, don’t be afraid to be yourself. You standout when you are authentically you.
Unique characteristic(s) about yourself
  • I am a First-generation student