29 Massachusetts students who shine
Taylor Gagnon, 21
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Degree: Exercise and health sciences
Gagnon is passionate about the fight against obesity. Besides being a classroom leader, she has volunteered at GoKids Boston, which works to treat and prevent childhood obesity. She also recently founded her own yoga practice studio called Get Up & Grow Yoga, where she teaches yoga principles to children and teenagers. She plans to pursue a master's degree in public health.