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Taylor Sarman Oral History Interview. November 16, 2015

Taylor Sarman Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

November 16, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Taylor Sarman (class of 2016) is a native of Union, Oregon, a small, rural community located in the northeastern corner of the state. Interested in politics from an early age, Sarman became active in student government as soon as he began high school, while also engaging with the Oregon chapter of Future Business Leaders of America as a state officer. In 2011, his senior year of high school, Sarman was elected as national president of FBLA. After enrolling at OSU in 2012, Sarman held a number of positions within the Associated Students of Oregon State University, culminating with his election as student body president at the end of his sophomore year. Sarman was also the first student to serve on OSU's newly created Board of Trustees. His interview traces his life-long involvement in politics and public service, with particular attention paid to his work with FBLA, his year as ASOSU President, and his experiences as a member of the Board of Trustees.