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Let’s Talk about It: Journey to Becoming a Cosmetic Chemist

Understanding and connecting STEAM and social justice to solve community problems is at the core of Our Future Is Science initiatives. Dr. Ashley Marie Taylor, Senior Scientist, Products Research at Procter & Gamble, works to connect science and society.

In a March 15th talk, Dr. Ashley Marie Taylor shared about her journey and experience on becoming a cosmetic chemist at Procter & Gamble.

Dr. Ashley Marie Taylor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Winston-Salem State University in 2012. She later pursued a master’s and a Doctor of Philosophy in analytical chemistry, specializing in nanoscience/nanotechnology, at Louisiana State University and A&M College, completing her journey in 2017. Currently at Procter & Gamble (P&G), Dr. Taylor leads the development of holistic Black Hair Care Solutions for brands like Gold Series and My Black is Beautiful. She shapes projects based on consumer insights, product knowledge, and technology while also being the bridge for scientific information across P&G’s haircare portfolio. Previously, she excelled in roles involving portfolio analytics, trade promotion, and formulation development. Her analytical skills drove profitable growth initiatives and reshaped promotional strategies. At the NeoStrata R&D Team, she contributed to formulating anti-aging skin care products for various brands. Beyond her scientific achievements, Dr. Taylor is passionate about mentorship and diversity recruitment, actively fostering the growth of aspiring scientists. Dr. Ashley Marie Taylor’s journey underscores her scientific prowess, innovation, and commitment to mentorship and diversity. 

The Community Talk Series is a platform to expose individuals to diverse careers, as well as information, insights, and perspectives on the intersections of STEAM disciplines and social justice issues.

This event is organized by Our Future Is Science, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program. 

Event information
Wed Mar 15, 2023