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Taylor Jo Isenberg

Managing Director

Economic Security Project

Taylor Jo Isenberg is the Managing Director of the Economic Security Project, a network of policymakers, academics, advocates, and communicators working to end poverty and rebuild a strong middle class through a guaranteed income. She was previously the Senior Advisor to the CEO & President and Vice President of the National Network at the Roosevelt Institute, an organization working to redefine the rules that guide our social and economic realities. Under her leadership, the National Network received the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, recognizing the Institute’s critical efforts to organize and pipeline the emerging generation of thinkers and doers committed to reimagining the rules.


She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Scalawag, a media project advancing social justice through the South’s brightest thinkers, writers and activists. She was a Forbes 30 under 30 for Law and Policy in 2015 and Fusion 30 under 30 Women Shaping Politics in 2016. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.