Dr. Taylor serves as the Nonproliferation Division Leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She joined the division office in June 2010 following 3½ years of service at the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she worked as a Senior Policy Analyst. There she coordinated radiological- and nuclear-related science and technology interests for the National Security and International Affairs Directorate, and she led the Nuclear Defense Research and Development Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council.
Dr. Taylor is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Mexico. She spent 2 years as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at LANL. Her research interests include topics related to radiological/nuclear threat reduction and environmental restoration. She has led projects related to radiological dispersal device decontamination and emergency responder preparedness and response to radiological and nuclear terrorism.
Her technical training is in civil and environmental engineering; she received her BA in civil engineering at New Mexico State University and her master’s degree and PhD in environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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