Vanessa Taylor is executive assistant to Staci Warden, executive director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets. Taylor provides administrative, program and event support to Warden and the center more broadly. Prior to joining the Institute in 2016, Taylor worked for Foxhall Internists as an administrative assistant. In that role, she facilitated communications between patients and doctors, coordinated demanding schedules and provided overall support for the practice to run efficiently. Taylor also held similar posts in New York City prior to her return to the Washington, D.C., area. She received an undergraduate degree in theater performance from the University of South Florida and maintains a yoga instruction certification. Taylor works at the Institute’s Washington office.