In 2010, J’Tia Taylor graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Illinois with her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. J’Tia Taylor graduated with a 3.7 grade point average and completed relevant coursework in Financial Engineering, Partial Differential equations, Decision Analysis, and Probability and Statistics. Prior to pursuing her doctorate degree, J’Tia Taylor earned her Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the same institution. For that degree, she completed relevant coursework including Topics in Energy Security, Nuclear Power Economics and Fuel Management, and Hindi and Urdu. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she took courses including simulation, operations research, and engineering economics.
J’Tia Taylor puts her distinguished technical education to good use at Argonne National Laboratory, where she works in the area of nonproliferation policy support. She joined the laboratory in 2010, and currently conducts technical analyses and reports on issues and activities involving proliferation and also handles nonproliferation projects from while providing the project sponsors with technical guidance.
From May 2007 to February 2010, J’Tia Taylor gained invaluable experience in her field when she worked at the Idaho National Laboratory as an Engineer in its reactor and physics applications. In that role, she studied nuclear reactors’ dynamic complexity and process heat application integration, as well as created analysis reports for fuel cycle variations. Prior to joining the laboratory, J’Tia Taylor completed a stint as an intern at Sandia National Laboratories in the area of global security engagement and international safeguards, where she analyzed the impact of supply arrangements on proliferation risk. She also spent a summer as an intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and as a Physics Instructor for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Upward Bound Program.
J’Tia Taylor currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, where she enjoys leisurely activities, including shopping, playing tennis, golfing, and watching movies. J’Tia Taylor believes in giving back to the community, and to that end, participates in the National Engineers Week Foundation’s Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day and Argonne National Laboratory’s Science Careers in Search of Women program, which provides conferences for young women who are interested in pursuing a career in technology and science.