Taylor Gold

Research Analyst

Taylor Gold, who serves as our Research Analyst, brings experience in public policy research and design, as well as applying social science methodologies to better understand public policies.

Working for the Clerk of the Legislature, Taylor assisted in the creation and maintenance of the official legislative record. Taylor has worked for the Methodology and Evaluation Research Core at the University of Nebraska and Community Action of Lancaster and Saunders counties, where he assisted in and conducted actionable evaluation research projects for local and statewide organizations.

Taylor is a 2020 graduate of Doane University, with a Bachelor’s double major in Political Science and History, where he was the Outstanding History Undergraduate in 2019. Taylor is a 2023 Master’s graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Political Science where he completed his thesis on Nebraska legislators’ electoral accountability for public policy. Currently, Taylor is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with concentrations in public policy and political psychology. Taylor is a member of the Political Attitudes and Cognition and EKSTROM labs as well as a recipient of the 2022-2023 Department of Political Science Best Graduate Student Paper award as a manuscript co-author which studied political behavior in ballot measure environments.

Taylor is a lifelong resident of Lincoln and has a passion for Nebraska’s unique politics and political history. Taylor enjoys cycling on Lincoln’s trails, reading, and spending time with family.