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Taylor Bell BSN, RN, He/They/She

Policy & Advocacy Specialist


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Joined Transhealth

01/15/2022

Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Florida, 2022 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Florida, 2018 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, University of Florida, 2016

Languages

English, Spanish

Hobbies

Studying tarot and astrology, reading, hiking, writing poetry, exercising, dancing, finding new music, gardening, and sitting out in nature.

Pets

Two cats: Bella (tuxedo) and Ariel (ginger).

Favorite Artist/Band

Artists: Doja Cat, BANKS, Alina Baraz, Donna Missal, Charlotte Day Wilson, Tame Impala; Bands: PVRIS, Circa Survive, COIN, Beach Weather, Best Coast.

Anything Else

Taylor identifies as genderfluid and is comfortable with all pronouns.

Staff Bio

Taylor (he/they/she) is a registered nurse and third-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student in the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) track at the University of Florida (UF). Their current doctoral work focuses on improving health care for LGBTQ+ individuals in rural areas through educational interventions tailored to rural care teams. Taylor recently completed a health policy fellowship in the office of U.S. Congressman Darren Soto. In this role, he worked with the legislative team to support the Congressman’s legislative priorities, met with government representatives, developed legislation, and worked on issues related to COVID-19, such as vaccine distribution and health care staffing shortages.

Taylor joins Transhealth from Florida but is a first-generation child of Jamaican immigrants and was born and raised in New York. Before nursing, Taylor studied Spanish Linguistics and taught English to international students. He was also a dancer and has trained in several styles, including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, and Latin Ballroom.

Taylor has served in several leadership roles, including co-chair for the LGBTQ+ in Nursing student interest group in the UF College of Nursing, graduate teaching assistant for UF’s accelerated and traditional BSN programs, and currently works as a volunteer crisis counselor in-house trainer for the Alachua County Crisis Center. They have a passion for advocacy and mental health and hope to combine these passions to improve care for the transgender and gender-diverse communities and marginalized groups at large.

Outside of his academic and professional life, Taylor enjoys studying tarot and astrology, being in nature, tending to his houseplants, movement in all forms, music, writing poetry, spending time with his partner and cats, and practicing mindfulness, gratitude, and self-compassion. They are excited to join the Transhealth team and use their clinical and policy experience to support Transhealth’s mission to empower transgender and gender-diverse adults, children, and families.