Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Rohlin, Class of 2020

Like a lot of student-athletes, Taylor Rohlin was lured to @humboldtpolytechnic for its amazing natural science programs like @humboldtfisheries.

Lucky for us, the marine biology major was already hooked on lacrosse and got on with his teammates swimmingly.


Taylor Rohlin

Name: Taylor Rohlin
Year Graduated: 2020
Major: Marine Biology
Years Played: 3
Position: Defense
Hometown: Temecula
High School: Great Oak

What are you up to now?
I’m currently serving with the Watershed Stewards program at the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Service.

How did you end up at Humboldt and joining the team?
I transferred to Humboldt after junior college. Humboldt is a great place to study natural resources.
I’ve played lacrosse most of my life, so I couldn’t resist joining the team when I saw two Hogs (Dillion Sheedy & Trevor Houghton) tabling in the quad.

What’s your favorite lacrosse moment at Humboldt? On or off the field
My favorite lacrosse moment with the team would either be when we went to the playoffs in 2017 or my first trip to the Bend tournament.

Do you ever get a chance to get back to Humboldt County at all? What places would you go to visit or where would you go to eat/drink?
I try to go back to Humboldt as much as possible — it was a hard place to leave. There are so many things to do. I would definitely go tide pooling at Palmers Point in Sue-Meg State Park, and then play disc golf in Arcata community forest. My go-to’s for food would be a sandwich from @murphysmarkets, curry from Japhy’s Soup, and breakfast at Golden Harvest Cafe.

Tell us about your artwork
It’s a lifelong hobby (my mom was an art teacher) that has transitioned into a bit of a side hustle to accompany my career. I almost pursued a degree in art but I liked the sciences too much and figured I could keep making artwork while having a steady job. I used to do a lot more pen work and really enjoy the contrast of black and white ink illustrations. But recently I’ve been doing mostly watercolors.

What does lacrosse mean to you?
Lacrosse to me means family. I grew up playing with my brothers. My dad was our coach from the beginning and instilled a passion and respect for the Creator’s Game and its Native American origins.

What would you tell someone if they were thinking about going to Humboldt?
Humboldt is a great place to live and learn. There are a lot of great resources through the university. Being on the team made my experience up north a much more enjoyable one.