Taylor Miller Freutel is the Education Project Manager for the Progressive Policy Institute. Taylor’s passion for education reform began when her father was the president of her school board during high school; education is an important part of her family. Her work for Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, and later her experiences on Capitol Hill, drove her to pursue public policy as a means to ensuring all students had access to a high quality education. Taylor attended Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearings and conducted research for Congressman Jared Polis’s education team, which included the GREAT Act, the Race to the Top Act of 2013, and the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Taylor’s decision to gain a deeper understanding of education on the ground led her to the NewSchools Venture Fund DC team. As a member of the NewSchools’ team, her responsibilities included relationship building with funders and school leaders, operational management across the team, and thought partnership for strategy and growth of the portfolio.
Taylor earned a BA in Political Science and a BS in Business Administration from University of Mary Washington. Although Taylor is currently living in Washington DC, she will always represent her home state of Colorado and the next Super Bowl champions, the Denver Broncos.