Dr. Patricia E. Taylor is the wife of Kenneth Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran. She has accompanied her husband on his various foreign service postings in Guatemala City, Detroit, Karachi, London, Tehran, and New York City, and she has worked at research institutions in each of these places. Taylor has held a number of research fellowships and scholarships including an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, Fulbright, and Rockefeller Foundation Grants. She has also served on several Canadian, U.S. and World Health Organization public health and expert scientific advisory committees. She was awarded Woman of the Year by the Canadian Women’s Club and the Harry Edmonds Award for Lifetime Achievement from International House. Taylor holds a Bachelor's degree in science, a First Class Honours degree in bacteriology, a Ph.D. in bacteriology and a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causae) degree from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Taylor currently serves as the chair of the Women’s International Advisory Council of International House.