Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Illinois Springfield. She has worked in several industries including government, nonprofit, and education. Prior to working for the Cancer Center at Illinois, Taylor served as the Youth Program Director for the Stephens Family YMCA where she developed a free summer youth program for local historically disenfranchised neighborhoods in Champaign-Urbana. Much of her experience includes marketing and outreach, social media management, and content development for online platforms and printed materials. She is passionate about grassroots community development and enjoys building relationships to strengthen those efforts. Outside of the office, Taylor spends her time reading and heavily critiquing cinema.