After graduation from Seattle University, Taylor was accepted into Starfleet Academy. She was a member of the Academy Karate Team throughout her time at the Academy. Taylor graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2378, during her final year at the Academy, she was accepted for the Starfleet Command School and continued her education there before her first assignment.
Taylor was assimilated by the Borg while stationed aboard the USS Greene, a Cheetah class starship. She remained Borg for one full year before being separated from the Collective and regaining her individuality. Almost all of the Borg Implants were removed, but she has an 8 point star shaped implant at the base of her neck, just at the collarbone on the left side. In her right hand and forearm she still has the assimilation tubes given to all Borg drones, though there are no active nanites to dispense. Her hand is marked with dark grey metallic bands running along all fingers and across the back of her hand to disappear into her arm. Her bone and musculature are enhanced and stronger due to the nanoprobes still within her body.
Her parents were both killed accidentally just a few weeks after she was recovered from the Borg, a fire broke out at their home from a faulty appliance in the kitchen area. The fire spread swiftly, and both her Mother and Father succumbed to smoke inhalation.
Taylor was recovered from the Borg due to a malfunctioning vincullum aboard the Scout Class Sphere vessel she was aboard. The Sphere ship crashed on an uninhabited planet, severing the link to the Collective. When found by a Starfleet survey vessel, of 40 drones originally aboard the small scout Sphere only 6 were still alive. Those six had by this time regained their individuality and were struggling to survive their bodies rejection of their implants.
After spending almost 3 years as a Borg, followed by six months of rehabilitation, Starfleet marked Taylor as fit to return to duty should she so desire. Because of the death of her parents, she accepted reassignment into the Fleet.