Taylor Tucker received his Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in policy practice. He is passionate about health equity and creating a place where everyone has affirming and equitable healthcare access. He believes in work directly informed by the community by creating and supporting policy, training, and advocacy that fits their unique needs.
Previous to working at HES, Taylor worked with the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work where he designed and implemented training in a two-part program focused on voter engagement, knowledge and rights, support, and student political advocacy. Before his college experience, Taylor served in the U.S Navy. While in the Navy, he worked as a mechanic shop manager and led multiple trainings that focused on working and supporting various sailor identities, job advancement knowledge, and overall health and well-being while deployed.
Taylor believes in building inclusive communities through fostering intentional empathetic relationships centered on a strong sense of belonging by utilizing real human experiences and storytelling. He is excited about his role at HES and continuing his passion for working in health equity and building and delivering trainings. In his downtime, Taylor enjoys camping with his family and friends, challenging himself to try and cook new recipes, and traveling.