Taylor Robinson

Age: 27
Home Town: Tucson, Arizona
Education: MSc, Comparative & International Education, University of Oxford; BA, Political Science, American University
Specific Field Interests: Education, Technology-for-development, Social Enterprise, Women's Empowerment, and Volunteerism
Placement: Wadhwani Foundation (Bangalore, Karnataka)
Area of Focus: Livelihood

Highlights: Taylor joins AIF from the University of Oxford, where she studied inclusive and special education policy in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of her Masters degree. Her research drew upon her experiences studying abroad at the University of Cape Town as an undergraduate, where her interest in education and international development was solidified. Taylor previously served as the communications lead and project manager for Grameen Foundation's skilled volunteerism unit, Bankers without Borders. There, she was able to combine her passion for women's rights and economic empowerment, with her dedication to service, as she connected companies and individuals to technical assistance projects with microfinance institutions and NGOs around the world. Prior to leaving Washington DC, Taylor also served as a board member for the United Nations Association-National Capital Area chapter. Supported by Wadhwani Operating Foundation

The Longest Morning

It’s easy not to be a tourist in Bangalore. It’s easy, alluring even, to stay home and avoid the traffic, to ​be​​ indoors ​rather than​ tour​ing​ this ​bustling, ​dichotomous city.

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The Principal


            Three times a week, I stray from my office in Bangalore to a

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Wooing India

After spending the majority of my academic and professional career focused firmly on Sub-Saharan Africa, I am humbled by how much I don’t know about India. AIF did me a

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