Taylor Klinkel




Claire Weil

Placement Country: USA
Title: Health and Housing Design Officer
Partner: ARCHIVE Global
Health equity means that every individual has access to what is required for living a healthful lifestyle no matter their circumstance or location.

Taylor Klinkel is from Spearfish, South Dakota. She attended Montana State University, where she received a master’s degree in architecture and minor in political science. During two trips to Kenya, Taylor applied her architecture education in the design and building of straw bale housing. Taylor has also met with the United Nations Head of Shelter Branch to engage in discussions around sustainable housing solutions in Kenya. Taylor’s interest and skills were cultivated as a member of a design/build studio based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After school Taylor, along with some of her colleagues, co-established a small business with the goal of providing clients with affordable design. In her free time, Taylor enjoys rock climbing and hiking.