Taylor is a health security expert with extensive experience with the Global Health Security Agenda. She has worked in diverse environments around the world, including Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining Healthcare Ready, Taylor served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Edward Markey, covering a portfolio that included global health, humanitarian crisis response, human and wildlife trafficking, and One Health challenges. A founding member and deputy coordinator of the Next Generation Global Health Security Network, Taylor has presented to international conferences on the value of collaborative approaches to solving some of the world's most pressing health challenges.
Taylor has conducted research on infectious disease, organic chemical synthesis, cancer prevention, and international development economics and health outcomes. She has also worked on several federally-funded projects on diverse topics, from biosurveillance to One Health to personnel security. She served in the United States Army as an Arabic linguist, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.
Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Augusta State University. She earned both a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters of Public Health with a policy concentration from the University of Georgia.