Taylor Novick-Finder

Program Coordinator, Made in NYC

Taylor supports the Made in NYC initiative on engaging with members and coordinating events, programs, and partnerships. Since joining the team in 2019 as an Intern, he has helped the initiative to serve local manufacturers, with a focus on makers in underserved communities such as Staten Island and the Bronx.

As a recent graduate of Pratt Institute's Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems, Taylor is passionate about building, maintaining, and enforcing systems that truly help sustain our communities in a holistic, just, and equitable manner. Born and raised on a small farm in the Hudson Valley, he believes deeply in the power of local food systems to nourish healthy communities and promote environmental justice. When back in his hometown of Rhinebeck, NY, Taylor supports local community development with Remy's Local, a produce delivery service and e-commerce platform for local farms and provides aid to undocumented restaurant workers furloughed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Taylor is a proud alumni of Pitzer College, where he studied Environmental Analysis with a concentration in Sustainability and the Built Environment. While at Pitzer, he served as a student fellow at the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability. Most recently Taylor worked with the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) to produce an online interactive visualization tool, helping NYLCV advocate for more stringent standards to reduce lead contamination in New York State public school drinking water.