Taylor Myers

As Policy and Research Analyst, Taylor Myers supports the organization’s legislative and advocacy agenda, analyzes state-level higher education policies, and conducts research on issues aligned with the organization’s policy priorities. Ms. Myers brings a wealth of policy insight and research support skills spanning from institutional practices and local program implementation to federal regulations on higher education accreditation. Prior to her current role, she served as a research consultant at the University of California Office of the President in the Institutional Research and Academic Planning department. She also worked in the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education as a researcher and aid to Counsel on issues of for-profit accreditation. She began her career as a data and research manager at Spark, a national middle school mentoring organization. Ms. Myers earned a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley and a BS from the University of Florida.

What motivates you to advance the mission at California Competes? 

"I am a proud product of US public education from preschool through graduate school. As a first-generation college graduate and the recipient of federal and state financial aid, I understand the challenges of navigating complex education systems firsthand. I also know that the power of advocates and mentors to enable success can’t be overstated, so I am deeply committed to improving equity and access in higher education for all students."

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