Ms. Taylor began working for the City of Alexandria in 1995, serving the majority of her career in the Office of Management and Budget from 1999 until August 2013. In 2011 and 2012, she served as Acting Budget Director. She has been the City's Director of Finance since August 2014. She is a member of the board of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center. In 2016, Ms. Taylor was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Investment Pool. She serves on the board of the City's OPEB Pension Fund. In September 2018, Ms. Taylor was selected to the Government Finance Officers Association Debt Committee. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing and Spanish from Albright College and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech.