Policy Specialist, Arnold & Porter
Hometown: Boston, MA
Leadership Position:Co-Chair, Education Task Force
Fun Fact: I'm a Hufflepuff
About Taylor: My name is Taylor Cazeault and I work as a Policy Specialist at Arnold & Porter. I am a skillful advocate who works with a range of clients in policy areas, including education, international trade, and appropriations. I'm a lover of the Washington Capitals, watching true crime documentaries, and spending time on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
What attracted you to WGR and how has it helped you personally and professionally?
When I joined Arnold & Porter my colleagues were told me that WGR was a great resource to network and engage with other government relations professionals, but also a place to empower other women in our industry. I love to talk to non-members about joining WGR and the great opportunities this organization has for all government relations professionals.
What was your original career path and how did you end up in Gov. Relations?
When I graduated from college with a history major and legal studies concentration, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. I moved back home to Boston and then Nashville and worked as an administrator in a couple IVF clinics. I always loved history and government and thought that moving to DC and applying to law school was the route for me. A college friend encouraged me to apply for a position at Arnold & Porter, and while I didn't end up attending law school, I have worked hard to get to my current position in the legislative and public policy group.
What is your favorite part of your day job?
Working with my amazing colleagues. We joke that it is not everyday you find a government relations firm that is majority women (and friends). Throughout the years, we have created a safe space to feel empowered and speak our mind, but also amplify each other in the process.
What has been your most rewarding accomplishment/what are you most proud of?
Becoming a government relations professional with no legislative or government experience and learning from my colleagues and fellow WGR members throughout my journey.