Amy Taylor is Deputy Executive Director of Program at IRAP. In this role, Amy oversees the Legal Services; Pro Bono; Evaluation and Learning; Digital Products, Resources, and Engagement; and Global Partnership Development departments.
Prior to joining IRAP, Amy was Co-Legal Director at Make the Road New York (MRNY), an organization that builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice. Amy led a team of fifty attorneys and advocates providing legal services to immigrant New Yorkers. At MRNY, Amy also built a robust federal litigation docket challenging some of the harshest attacks on immigrant communities including the termination of DACA, the proposed citizenship question on the census, and the new public charge rule. Prior to MRNY, Amy founded the Equal Rights Initiative at Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), a civil rights project challenging discrimination facing low-income clients through litigation and policy advocacy. Amy also ran the Language Access Project at LSNYC for many years. Before LSNYC, Amy was the Director of Policy at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Amy received her J.D. from the CUNY School of Law. Amy received the Felix Fishman award from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest for her unwavering dedication to social reform, equal justice, and language access in New York City. Amy is fluent in Spanish.
Amy is a member of the New York State bar.