Taylor is drawn to this team of “pragmatic idealists” because of their drive to help local organizations make California better and her eagerness to learn more about the social sector landscape.
Taylor earned her B.B.A. in Marketing, Summa Cum Laude, from the College of William and Mary in three short years. During her time at William and Mary, she was selected as a Sharpe Community Scholar and she discovered her knack for innovation in the face of resource-constrained yet ambitious social change organizations, while also cultivating her entrepreneurial spirit. She served as the manager of an organic food cooperative (and occasionally as a willing farmhand), as an intern for the City of Irvine’s Environmental Programs department, and as a contributing author for her college newspaper on issues of sustainability. Taylor began her career with an environmentally focused startup lifestyle brand. Managing the company’s operations solidified her passion for impact-driven organizations. She lives in Manhattan Beach, but can more often be found on hiking trails with her two dogs.