Taylor Cantril - Loop Abroad

Taylor Cantril

Thailand Country Director

Taylor feels at home when he’s on the move. He grew up in Kansas, studied in Indiana, traveled Europe, and now is Loop’s Programs Director in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

As an Ecology and Society major at DePauw University, he committed himself to making his campus and state more sustainable. He helped start its Office for Sustainability, complete its first greenhouse gas inventory, and pass a new law on state energy policy.

Through his studies, he spent a semester in Thailand learning the language and exploring how farming and fishing communities manage their resources in a changing world. That’s when his understanding of the world got turned upside down.

He returned to Thailand to spend the last 5 years guiding American students through the experiences of curiosity, wonder, and growth that were so transformative for him.

Whether guiding snorkel trips to island reefs, counting grass bundles for an elephant nutrition study, or helping translate between American students and Thai veterinarians — he thrives on shaping experiences through which students see people, places, and animals with new eyes.

Contact Taylor at [email protected]