Taylor Zavala

Taylor Calvin is a sixth generation Texan with a passion for public policy. A native Houstonian, Taylor discovered her affinity for the policymaking process while working in the Mayor’s Office in Houston.

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, Taylor worked in legislative affairs for the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. She was responsible for tracking and monitoring the progress of bills relating to infrastructure, transportation, water development, and STEM education funding. In addition, she contributed to a wide variety of association grassroots initiatives including writing weekly policy newsletters and assisting in the planning of the biennial Professional Engineers Day at the Texas Capitol.

After graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, Taylor made the decision to stay in Austin in order to work in various research capacities. As a research assistant under the administration of Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, she played a role in analyzing data, researching, and writing articles for state economic policy reports and government transparency initiatives. At Project Vote Smart, a nonpartisan political research organization, she was responsible for tracking and summarizing major pieces of legislation from all 50 states and Congress.

As a result of her combined experiences, Taylor is very proficient in providing concise bill analysis on a wide variety of policy issues. At the University of Texas, she participated in the prestigious J.J. Pickle Congressional Research Fellowship and volunteered as a College of Liberal Arts mentor for non-traditional students. In her spare time, you can find her taking advantage of Austin’s live music scene or cheering on the Texas Longhorns from Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.