Taylor Epstein

Managing Director, Learning and Design

Bringing to light

Dynamic, engaging, and inspiring program designs that elevate the work of the bold leaders in our community

The basics

Taylor is a learning nerd who is passionate about designing effective ways to solve people’s problems. For ten years, Taylor developed and led youth development programs in the Bay Area Jewish community. As a Shofar Fellow, a participant in the Community Leadership Program with the Shalom Hartman Institute, and a current Fellow with Generation Now, Taylor gained expertise in designing educational experiences that engage and positively impact the Jewish community. Taylor received her master’s degree in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, where she studied how to create optimal learning environments with the consideration of three key areas: cognition, socio-cultural context, and design. Taylor has been on the UpStart team since October 2014.

How Taylor finds meaning and comes together with others

As a member of the Beth Am community in Los Altos, Taylor is a regular attendee of the synagogue’s young adult programming. When not at work, Taylor is probably watching a Giant’s game, at the theater, or enjoying dinner with friends.