Taylor Cook is a Project Manager in the City of Austin’s Office of Innovation where she leads a team that applies design thinking to the problem of homelessness. Prior to joining the City, she was the founding Executive Director of Farmshare Austin and a healthcare policy consultant for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) where she worked on IT procurement and health information technology projects. Originally from Fort Worth, Taylor has been an Austinite since 2008. She has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and a M.A. in Economics and Master of Public Administration from the University of Montana.