Jessica Loudis is a writer and the editor of World Policy Journal. She grew up in Mozambique, Honduras, Jamaica, and the D.C. suburbs before moving to New York. She has worked as a news writer at Slate, an associate editor at Bookforum magazine, a book researcher for investigative journalists at the New Yorker and New York Times, and as an editor at the literary quarterly Conjunctions. She launched and edited the books section of the online arts magazine Idiom, and edited the essay collection Should I Go to Grad School? (Bloomsbury, 2014). She was also a senior features editor at T, The New York Times style magazine, and a features editor at Al Jazeera America.