Jessica Taylor is a Humanities Policy Fellow working in the Humanities, Arts, and Culture area. In this role, she works with the Commission on the Arts. Prior to joining the Academy, Jessica was a Research Associate in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Jessica received a PhD in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Toronto, where her research examined communities of romance novelists in the United States and Canada. She is also active in local LGBTQ community archiving.