Taylor serves as an Associate Director, Public Affairs for the END Fund. She supports the team in communications and advocacy to bring awareness and resources to the NTD sector. Before joining the END Fund, she worked in a wide range of research disciplines, most recently piloting a project investigating phosphorus deposition patterns in the Great Lakes Region. In previous roles, Taylor has worked alongside farmers to control invasive fly populations, mapped resource distribution during water crises, and researched food distribution trends in the south of France. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate across sectors, fuel evidence-based decision making, and make complex ideas accessible and useful to a variety of audiences.
Taylor received her Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and Global Health from the University of Michigan. During this time, she developed and implemented a clinical record keeping system for a government hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This project gave insight into the disease burden in the region and guided the development of local health programming. She received her BA in Biology and French from Hope College in Holland, MI.
Outside of the office, she enjoys woodworking, any outdoor activity, and finding new outlets for her competitive spirit (currently channeled through ping-pong).