White House Author
Former Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement
Taryn Williams was an Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement and served as the White House’s liaison to the disability community. Prior to joining the White House, Taryn worked in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor as a Senior Policy Advisor on the Youth Policy team. At ODEP, Taryn led demonstration projects and provided expertise in areas including workforce development, education, Medicaid, and Social Security. Prior to joining ODEP, Taryn was Research Coordinator for Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). Taryn also completed a detail to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in 2013. Originally from Sacramento, California, Taryn earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Brown University and holds a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University.