Taylor brings six years of experience in project management and policymaking in the areas of community engagement, economic development, governance, land use, and real estate development.
Prior to HR&A, Taylor worked at Thomas Safran & Associates, a real estate developer and operator of affordable and luxury mixed-use residential communities. As part of the predevelopment team, her work focused on design, entitlement, and finance of projects and involved extensive engagement with public agencies, supportive services providers, design professionals, and specialty consultants.
Previously, Taylor was an Assistant Planner for the City of Inglewood where she served as a project manager, advisor and policy author on a variety of land use and economic development projects. Taylor also interned for the honorable Bernard C. Parks, former councilmember for City of Los Angeles’s Council District 8 (CD8), the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Esperanza Community Housing, and City of Lynwood’s Redevelopment Agency.
Taylor earned a dual master’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Administration, with an Economic Development concentration, at University of Southern California (USC) and a B.A. in Urban Studies from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). She most recently completed the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate and the Real Estate Associate Program (REAP LA).
Urban Land Institute
American Planning Association