As a practitioner, entrepreneur and researcher Ashley Taylor is deeply immersed in the intersection of digital technologies and international security. Being a member of the first generation of blockchain entrepreneurs, Taylor was drawn early to the potential ramifications of encrypted communications and distributed ledger technologies on the integrity of commerce and social development. Working with tech and finance organizations, she is now actively developing a humanistic framework involving new technologies and implementation criteria that support the maintenance of international peace and security.
Currently she is earning her M.S. in Data Analysis and Data Visualization at CUNY Graduate Center after having received her B.A. at Duke University in Cultural Anthropology and Visual and Media Studies. She is also the Co-President of the Regenerative Resource Network, a community space in Brooklyn, NY focused on bringing together diverse perspectives to outline pathways for increasing data security, and generate projects that implement these ideas. .