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Taylor Rippe

Taylor Rippe

A natural-born leader with plenty of real-life experience already under her belt, Taylor Rippe is a communications coordinator at Parson + Associates after initially joining the firm as an intern. Taylor received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management and Marketing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC).

In summer 2018, she was selected for a highly competitive Edward Smith Leadership Internship through UMKC, which places students at a government agency or non-profit location in a full-time position while also receiving college credit. The program matches students with organizations to gain real-world experience to achieve success in a challenging environment. Taylor landed at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) for eight weeks as a Strategic Planning and Economic Development Intern, and worked on projects such as the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension, Rock Island Railroad grant application, and a bus stop inventory. When the internship was complete, she stayed on with the KCATA as a part-time marketing coordinator.

Since joining the P+A team, Taylor has worked on a variety of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension
  • RideKC Next
  • KC Water Upgrades on Main
  • KC Water Smart Sewer & Green Infrastructure
  • City of Raytown CARES Funds
  • North Oak Complete Streets Study 

Professional Certifications

  • Remote Pilot Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certified
  • Envision Sustainability Professional
  • Community Engagement University graduate

Organizations

  • Studied Public Health Administration in Cape Town, South Africa with UMKC Bloch School

Previous Organizational Involvement

  • Chancellor, Delta Sigma Pi – Professional Business Fraternity
  • Founding Treasurer and Vice-President of Operations, International Business Club, UMKC Bloch School

Fun Stuff

  • Personal goal?
    Travel to a new place at least once a year.
  • I nerd out on…?
    Elephants.
  • Five simple pleasures you can’t do without, barring the essentials? My dog (Porky), coffee, Netflix, Betty Rae’s ice cream, and the internet.

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MISSION STATEMENT

To engage people and tailor messages to build a bridge between complex ideas and common sense solutions.

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