Taylor previously worked on the advancement team at Jill’s House, a non-profit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to providing support for families raising children who have special needs. She was also a Capital Fellow in Washington, D.C., which is an advanced leadership and discipleship program for recent college graduates. She is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Business Analytics. During her time at UT, she worked for several non-profits including Volunteer East Tennessee, where she served as communications coordinator, and the Haslam College of Business, where she managed the college’s social media. Taylor is originally from Monterey, Tennessee and currently lives in Northern Virginia.
Kelli’s background is in journalism, public relations and peacebuilding. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Communications Officer / Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Lwala Community Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Washington, D.C., directly supporting the Bureau’s Assistant Secretary; as director of communications for microfinance organization Five Talents in Vienna, Virginia; and as business reporter at The Jackson (TN) Sun. She has worked and studied in Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, India, Peru, and Israel. Kelli holds a BA in communication arts from Union University and an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. View all posts by Kelli Ross