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Rashel Taylor, Community Engagement Associate

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Rashel Taylor, Community Engagement Associate

Rashel Taylor

Rashel has over five years of experience in community engagement, education and advocacy, and she has a passion for holistic well-being and strengthening communities.

At the Horizon Foundation, Rashel engages in outreach and organizing for program and policy initiatives. Her efforts focus on engaging the community on mental health and Speak(easy) Howard, the Foundation’s community-wide campaign to make it easier for everyone in Howard County to begin the advance care planning process. Rashel also works to foster relationships and strengthen communication with county residents and organizations passionate about mental health, physical health and wellness.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Rashel served as a Black Student Achievement Program liaison for the Howard County Public School System, where she was in charge of a wide range of initiatives, including advocating for African American students through social, emotional and academic support at Howard High School. Through her experience with the school system, Rashel has facilitated close relationships with students, families, school leaders and community organizations to coordinate multiple events and efforts to support students and their families. These efforts included spearheading student surveys on school climate, establishing classroom conversations on racial equity and holding a workshop for rising ninth graders and parents that attracted more than 200 people. Rashel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in human and social services from Walden University. Rashel is a Howard County native and currently lives in Columbia.

Favorite things in Howard County

  • Centennial Lake and surrounding pathways
  • CA outdoor pools
  • All the food options

Why I care about promoting health and wellness

We all want to be happy, and to make that happen, we need to live healthy lives. Taking care of our health and wellness should not be a privilege, but a lifestyle accessible to everyone. The mission to make sure everyone can achieve good health keeps me motivated. With only one life to live, we should all be able to enjoy it to the fullest. Taking care of our health and wellness can help make that possible.

Email: rtaylor@thehorizonfoundation.org

Phone: 410-715-0311 x1227