Kerene N. Tayloe Esq. is a social justice advocate who has worked tirelessly in the areas of Environmental Justice, Civil Rights, and voter protection. Kerene is proud to work as the Director of Legislative Affairs for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, one of the country's preeminent social justice organizations. She is focused on ensuring that communities of color lead and speak for themselves as we address the important challenge of climate change. To that end, she believes it is imperative that people of color and women have access to economic opportunities in the clean energy sector. She was a fellow in the highly selective Clean Energy Leadership Institute whose mission is to empower young professionals for careers in clean energy. Kerene also recently completed her training in Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project.
As Kerene grows in her influence in the fight for our climate, she has shared her insight and experience as a speaker at various events including AfroPunk, Broccoli City Fest, The Clean Energy Leadership Institute Empower Conference and The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, just to name a few. She was also featured in Walker’s Legacy #BeenBoss Campaign.
In addition to her environmental work, Kerene has worked in many political arenas but is most proud of helping to elect New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the first African American to represent the city of Yonkers in the State Senate and the first woman in New York State history to lead a conference in Albany, NY. Kerene attended Fisk University and the University of South Florida. She received her juris doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Law, where she founded the Environmental Law Society. She is a member of many organizations and associations, including the world’s largest and most influential sorority founded for Black women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.