Taylor Woodard 

woodard@thearc.org

taylor woodardProgram Associate

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Informed by her own experiences with a disability and driven by a passion to advocate for people with I/DD, Taylor Woodard left a lucrative position on Wall Street in 2010.  Returning to her home state of Texas, she pursued dual-master’s degrees from The University of Texas-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT’s School of Social Work.  After graduating with honors in both of her fields, Ms. Woodard accepted a year-long position at The Arc of the U.S as a Paul Marchand Intern.  In this role, she analyzed and advocated for policies that strengthens the rights of people with I/DD, including the ABLE Act and the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

At the beginning of 2016, Ms. Woodard was hired by The Arc of the U.S. to Program Associate, where she will continue her efforts on the ABLE Act, promote financial literacy among the disability community, as well as contribute to the communication arm of The Arc.

Ms. Woodard looks forward to employing her skills and knowledge in tearing down barriers facing people with I/DD.