About Me


I was born on September 16, 1998 in Queens, New York without any inkling how it would influence the essence of who I have become. At the age of four, my family moved West. I grew up in the relatively uneventful, uncultured and pretentious suburb of Peoria, Arizona where any semblance of diversity was distant and obscure. My family (which consists of what feels like a million people) raised me in Arizona, but I am as New York Italian as it gets. I am outspoken, energetic, passionate, LOUD, a natural-born leader and I know a good pizza and pasta dish when I see one. I am also an athlete, an involved political participant, a designer, a advertiser, a writer, a reader, and a lover of travel and all things Harry Potter. I found myself, and my forever friends, at The University of West Alabama and could not be more thankful for both the personal and professional growth opportunities attending that institution has given me.

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Taylor Donato


Being a athlete, shaped me in ways no other experience could have accomplished. Being an athlete, instilled in me a fierce sense of competitiveness which motivates me to do all things in life to the best of my ability. Volleyball exposed in me a natural sense of leadership and taught me that accountability in my peers and myself is the key to success for anything and everything in life. My sport has gave me a voice. It gave me the strength and confidence to pursue my dreams for the future. In addition, it gave me an appreciation of why teamwork and positive leadership are keys to success. Volleyball has helped shape me into the woman I am today. I could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to do what I love for 12 years of my life.