Aleesha Taylor is deputy director of the Open Society Education Support Program. Taylor’s areas of expertise include policy development and systemic reconstruction in post-conflict states and innovative financing for education.
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations in July 2007 as a senior program manager, she was a lecturer in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also completed her doctoral studies.
Taylor also holds degrees in psychology from Spelman College and the Graduate Faculty for Political and Social Sciences of the New School for Social Research. She is the coeditor of the forthcoming Partnership Paradox: The Story of Liberia’s Post Conflict Educational Recovery (2006–2010) and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.