Taya was raised on Treaty Four Territory in Regina, Saskatchewan. In her role as a network coordinator, Taya is keen to connect Prairie-based communities with relevant, meaningful, and accessible climate adaptation resources. Taya draws on her diverse work experience in the areas of public engagement, policy research, and urban climate adaptation planning. She has worked for organizations such as the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, the Regina Public Interest Research Group, and the Community Engagement and Research Centre (University of Regina).
Taya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Regina. In 2022, she completed her Master of Arts in Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.