Taylor Maag

Taylor Maag is a policy manager for the JFF Policy Office, in Washington, DC. She assists in the development and implementation of JFF’s federal workforce policy agenda with particular focus on the intersection of postsecondary education, workforce development, and poverty alleviation programs, through research, advocacy and policy analysis.

Prior to JFF, Taylor was a therapeutic behavioral coach for New Alternatives, a nonprofit located in California. During this time, Taylor provided in-home coaching and behavioral support for children/adolescents. Her clients were low-income, disadvantaged youth, including foster and homeless youth who faced severe trauma. She delivered services that helped clients and their families and caregivers develop skills to promote positive development and future success. 

Taylor has a master's degree in public policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.