Taylor Jackson was born and raised in Conway, AR. She holds a B.A. in History from Rhodes College and a M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University. Taylor is currently the Youth Engagement Associate at NUA where she continues her pursuit of connecting, mentoring, and engaging with youth communities. Her other professional interests include exploration of black artistic cultures and the ways in which music, dance, theater and other creative expressions reflect and respond to the heritage and history of peoples within the African Diaspora.