Taylor Alexandra Eutsey
Taylor (She/her/hers) earned her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. While attending Columbia University, she advocated remaining at her internship placement at the Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. for two years to full-heartedly immerse herself in forensic social work. As a social work intern at the Federal Defenders office, Taylor engaged in pre-sentencing and post-incarceration advocacy for individuals affected by the criminal justice system on a federal level. While working towards her degree, she had the opportunity to volunteer at Metropolitan Correctional Center to co-facilitate a brief cognitive-behavioral therapy group for men and developed a curriculum for a parenting group. Prior to rejoining the Bronx Defenders in her new role, Taylor worked as a Criminal Defense Practice Social Worker at the Bronx Defenders. She also worked at the Federal Community Defenders Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the Capital Habeas Unit as a Mitigation Specialist/Investigator providing forensic social work services to death-sentenced clients, including supportive counseling and family support. While working at the Federal Community Defender Office, Taylor worked on a collaborative team to develop and present guilt, as well as penalty phase issues in federal habeas corpus proceedings. Originally from New Jersey, Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University-New Brunswick Campus.