Sharifa Taylor

Civic Engagement Organizer at Communities for a Better Environment


Sharifa Taylor is a Bay Area transplant with experience in civic engagement organizing, public health and urban planning research. She is passionate about racial equity in the public sphere and takes a historical, systemic approach to her work. Before coming to Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), Sharifa worked in varying positions as an intern for the East Bay Center for the Blind’s Transportation Justice Project for seniors and people with disabilities; as a program assistant for Vision to Learn for low income and students of color in need of vision services; and as a church outreach coordinator, in her home state of Missouri, in hopes of getting more African Americans to join the organ donor registry. Outside of work, Sharifa enjoys hiking, camping, singing karaoke, sewing (upcycling), and learning about biotecture/non-traditional homes on YouTube.