In 2011, Taggart was the curator, with Emily A. Larsen, for the Capitol Reef Project funded by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. The project included students from all disciplines of Visual Arts and concluded with an exhibit, Shared and Solitary Spaces: Capitol Reef 2011, at BYU and Snow College. Taggart also managed the show at Snow College.
Also in 2011, Taggart published an article in the San Jose State Art History Journal entitled "Constance Mayer’s Self Portrait of the Artist and Her Father." In 2012, she received the prestigious Graduate Studies Fellowship in order to do research on her thesis in Washington, D.C., about Esther Bubley's photography. As a graduate student, Taggart had the highly unusual honor of presenting her thesis research at the 2014 annual meeting of the College Art Association in Chicago, Illinois, the most prestigious professional venue for presentation in the country.