As Senior Program Manager for Pratt Center’s Made in NYC initiative, Taylor focuses on creating opportunities to bolster and support New York City's vibrant manufacturing and maker community, champion small business development, and promote the 'Buy Local' movement. He leads the initiative's programing and partnerships, is the point person for membership engagement and recruitment, and spearheads marketing and communications efforts.
Before joining the Pratt Center, Taylor worked with the New York League of Conservation Voters as a Data Analyst and Researcher, where he created an online interactive visualization tool exploring lead contamination in New York State public school drinking water. This advocacy contributed to the passing of more stringent standards to protect New York’s children, propelling Albany to adopt stronger lead in school drinking water legislation in June 2021.
Taylor holds a Master of Science from Pratt Institute’s Sustainable Environmental Systems urban planning program, and also earned aCertificate in GIS & Design from the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative at Pratt Institute. He received his B.A. at Pitzer College, where he studied Environmental Analysis and Studio Art, 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.
Taylor was born in Brooklyn and raised on a small farm in the Hudson Valley. He now lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, but returns to the farm whenever possible to garden, practice woodworking, and explore his local small businesses.