Director of Business Engagement
Taylor joined Futures and Options in April 2018. Taylor is currently the Director of Business Engagement, working to secure new internship opportunities for students attending Career and Technical Education high schools. Prior to joining Futures and Options, Taylor worked for the City of Chicago as a Youth Programs Coordinator and Assistant to the 48th Ward Alderman. During her time in Chicago, she cultivated a number of new opportunities for teens to connect with elected officials, developed new strategies to keep young people engaged in their communities, and coordinated youth employment programs. Taylor is excited to continue working to empower young people in New York City and looks forward to engaging with teens to further their career passions.
Taylor graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science. She continued her education to earn a M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Adler University in Chicago. Her graduate thesis focused on youth civic engagement strategies in urban areas. Throughout her studies and work, Taylor is very passionate about social justice and human rights advocacy.