Dr. Marquita Taylor is a Leadership Engineer and Researcher who conducts high quality in-depth qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of entrepreneurship and human development. In her current role at Yale, she is the Assistant Director for Innovation and Leadership Development at the Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University. Her aptitude and academic excellence have resulted in her passion to lead and research, which has been fostered through the pursuit of a Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, while obtaining a certificate in Race and Equity from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of Business Administration from in 2012 immediately after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Management and Political Science.
She champions inclusivity and equity in education among diverse groups, particularly underserved populations and women. Moreover, her career objectives include inspiring and cultivating all to pursue socially responsible endeavors while building non-cognitive, entrepreneurial and leadership skills for the betterment of communities and personal outcomes. During her doctoral studies, she founded The Woman Doctor, a nonprofit in which she works to inspire women and girls to pursue higher education while building noncognitive, entrepreneurial and leadership skills- this year she will award her first academic scholarship. After several years in the corporate sector and within government agencies she became a Professor. She teaches in the School of Business at Concordia University, and has taught business at the University of California Los Angeles.