Meet Our Scholars
California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Spring 2021
Tayler Hammond graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology after a long, non-traditional journey through higher education. After being selected as a Community College Scholar in 2018, Tayler was finally able to transfer to a university, a goal they had worked towards for over ten years. After transferring to CSULB, Point continued to support Tayler both financially and emotionally as a flagship scholar from 2019 - 2021 while they navigated balancing academics and extracurriculars with challenges brought on by the pandemic, political and social revolution, and other huge waves of change and uncertainty. Tayler is currently recovering from undergrad. This includes finally having enough free time to volunteer; Tayler volunteers their time on Point Foundation’s Alumni Committee, through a research position at TACT (Trans Advocacy and Care Team), a trans and nonbinary-led organization in the Bay Area, and The Network/La Red–a survivor-led, social justice organization working to end partner abuse in lgbtq+ communities. Their ideal post-grad career involves providing direct, trauma-informed services to lgbtq+ survivors of partner and police violence, but they’re taking their time getting there and meeting a lot of fine folks along the way.