Meet Our Staff

Emily Taylor

Communications and Development Manager

Emily Taylor is the Communications and Development Manager at the Aspen Center for Physics. Emily first worked at ACP in the summer of 2017 at the front desk, when Patty Fox first thought about retiring. She learned the ropes and fell in love with the Center, but at the end of the summer took a job as the Development Manager at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). In 2022, as Patty was retiring, Emily was thrilled to rejoin the team full-time at ACP.

She has a B.A. from Pomona College, where she majored in Studio Art. Her favorite class was “The Physics of Musical Instruments,” and her senior thesis show featured musical instruments that she invented and fabricated. She has continued her love of music by playing electric bass and singing in her band Sweet Bangs.

She first became interested in physics in high school and was one of four Americans to attend the “International Summer School for Young Physicists” at Perimeter Institute in 2004. Although her path in college led her away from theoretical physics as a career, she’s excited to be putting her skills in outreach and development to use for the Center. She is also passionate about art, the environment, and is a volunteer on the five-person Board of Directors for the Aspen Fire Protection District.