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2005 Political Science Alum, Alexis Taylor, nominated for top post

Author: Troy Rutter

Alexis Taylor (’05 Political Science) has been nominated by President Joe Biden as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

As the undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, Taylor would help lead the agency’s trade policy, overseeing and facilitating foreign market access and promoting opportunities for U.S. agriculture.

Prior to her appointment as Director of ODA, Ms. Taylor oversaw the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS). While traveling the world, she worked to open new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agricultural products in the marketplace. Before joining USDA, she worked for several Members of Congress, staffing members from Montana and Iowa.

Taylor moved to Oregon after working 12 years in Washington D.C. focused on U.S. agricultural and trade policy.