Taylor Nutt is the assistant director for the Membership Groups and Special Events department at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She graduated in May 2016 from American University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in international relations specializing in foreign policy, national security, U.S.-Russia relations, and Russian language. Taylor previously held positions and internships at The Dershowitz Group public affairs firm, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank, and at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In her role as assistant director she balances her passions for international relations, management, and public affairs.