Our Team

Taylor Rhoades

Project Director rhoades@actionresearch-inc.com

Education: MSc in Primate Conservation, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Taylor has several years of experience designing and implementing community-based social marketing programs for public and private agencies.  After academic work in cultural studies, focusing on understanding human-wildlife interactions and identifying ways to reduce and transform conflict, she has built her career around the fundamentals of behavior change. Through her work, she has gained extensive experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders successfully designing strategies, conducting research, analyzing data, and communicating results.

Key Talents: Taylor is highly skilled at bridging the gap between academic research and real-world applications. Her passion for saving wildlife and natural spaces shines when facilitating communication between diverse stakeholders and empowering communities to take environmentally friendly actions. As a project manager, Taylor uses her social science research knowledge and conflict transformation skills to coordinate and implement smooth running projects.

A native Texan, Taylor continues her quest to save wildlife as a member of Houston Audubon’s Young Professionals Advisory Council and Houston Rodeo’s recycling committee. You will often find her exploring the city, planning her next trip abroad, or watching a good movie at home with her three cats and two box turtles!