Staff Biography

Taylor Portela

Special Assistant to the President and CEO

Taylor Portela

Special Assistant to the President and CEO

Taylor serves as CDT’s Special Assistant to the President and CEO, providing administrative support and logistical insight to help the day-to-day schedule of the President and CEO.

Prior to joining CDT in July 2015, Taylor worked at the New Organizing Institute where he planned and managed the execution of RootsCamp 2014, a national (un)conference for progressive organizers.

Taylor’s foundation is in administrative support, volunteer coordination, and event planning, which he built during his time at the Spectrum (LGBTQ) Center of the University of Michigan. He received degrees with distinction in English Literature & Language and Philosophy.