Dr. Monica Taylor comes from a family founded on hard work, perseverance, and service to others. She is running for Delaware County Council because she knows that communities are strongest when we value economic prosperity while caring for the most vulnerable members of our community. She is ready to listen to her community and work for the people in the county.
Monica is a professor and program director in the Kinesiology department at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maine. There, she was a standout on the women’s basketball team and earned the opportunity to play professionally in Ireland. While completing her Master’s degree, Monica served as a graduate assistant basketball coach at East Stroudsburg University. She then worked at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point before earning her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She returned to the Delaware Valley region after four years as a professor and assistant basketball coach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.
In 2017, Dr. Taylor was elected to the Upper Darby School Board, and she is a member of the PA State Democratic Committee.
Monica lives in Upper Darby with her husband Jason and two daughters, Maya and Zoey.