Alese Taylor


As Collegiate Engagement Manager, Alese works to assist college students in their professional development journeys and equip them with skills necessary to build a successful career in Memphis. A Memphis native, Alese is passionate about retaining talent in our city and supporting young people through mentoring. She graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga with degrees in Sports Administration and Nonprofit Management and received her MPS in Organizational Leadership from Lipscomb University.

She has worked in various sectors including higher education, nonprofit, and professional sports. Prior to joining the New Memphis team, Alese worked at MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies assisting mentoring programs with trainings and organizational development. Alese is a New Memphis Embark Alumna, who enjoys serving with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., traveling, and spending time with family and friends.