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Columnist Dr. Brenda J. Taylor
Dr. Brenda J. Taylor is a native of Chicago, IL. Raised on the south side in the Englewood community, her family and friends say early on, she had aspirations of becoming a doctor. Her parents were blue collar workers and stressed the importance of education in their family. She is the youngest of five children. Although Dr. Taylor was educated both in the public and private sectors, she is a firm believer, that the public school system can work. She graduated from Paul Robeson High School and Loyola University of Chicago. She worked in her chosen profession for five years before returning to Graduate School. Dr. Taylor’s matriculation began in 1990 and she graduated from the Southern Illinois University @ Edwardsville in 1994, with a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry. She went on to complete a Residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. After Cook County, Dr. Taylor joined the United States Navy. She was a Commissioned Officer and served for four years in the Naval Dental Corps. One tour during Desert Storm. Once separating from the Navy, she joined the National Health Service Corps, a Federal Government Loan Re-Payment Program and was assigned to work in South Bend, IN, with the indigent and the underserved community. She returned home and is now self-employed in the private sector at her business, Love Dental, Inc., located on the south side of Chicago, in the Roseland community.
Her favorite scripture is: Phillipians 4.