Humans of USU: Taylor Darger travels the world in dreams
Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 00:02
The Utah Statesman interviewed Taylor Darger, a junior in plant science from Herriman, Utah.
Utah Statesman: You’re watering plants.
Taylor Darger: Yeah, this is my job. I’m the student, like, whatever that is. I work for the teaching greenhouse. It’s just a work study program. This is my first year here but my fourth year in school.
US: Where were you before?
TD: Snow College.
US: What drew you to Utah State?
TD: The plant science program; it’s the best in the west.
US: What do you want to be when you grow up?
TD: I want to be a farmer. I want to do organic agriculture, vegetable production, that kind of stuff.
US: What’s the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?
TD: I was floating down a river in Mexico. It was in August so the river was really muddy and dirty and stuff and we were floating down, and it was going pretty quick. I ended up getting lodged in a tree, and I was basically going to drown. It was pretty interesting.
US: How did that experience change you?
TD: It put things into perspective, and it made me want to do more extreme things and just experience life and get out there more.