Taylor Foody is a second year Master of Global Policy Studies student at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. She specializes in program evaluation and international development.
Before her time at the LBJ School, Taylor managed a portfolio of statewide, college-focused civic engagement programs at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, a nonpartisan research unit at UT Austin. As Program Coordinator, she built partnerships in civic deserts across the state in order to connect students to new networks, opportunities, and ideas. She also created a leadership development program which helped over 75 young students to grow into the leaders they wanted to be within their respective communities. She is a firm believer that community-led solutions are imperative in fostering inclusive and resilient community development.
Taylor previously spent time in Jaipur, India as a fellow for the Department of Education and recently served as a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow during her first year of graduate school. She is interested in issues involving gender, community health, labor rights, and climate change in South Asia and other countries within the Global South.
Taylor completed her Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 and will complete her Masters in Spring 2021.