Jamila K. Taylor, PhD, MPA is a Senior Policy Advisor at Ipas. Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion and helping women realize their sexual and reproductive rights. Dr. Taylor leads the organization’s global policy team on matters related to U.S. policy and abortion. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing Ipas staff on strategies for promoting U.S. laws and policies that ensure access to abortion, including support for public funding. She is based in Washington, D.C. and works to inform members of U.S. Congress, Executive Branch officials, and social justice advocates of the role in which U.S. policy plays in access to abortion for women at home and abroad. Dr. Taylor has over 17 years of public policy and advocacy experience, beginning her career as a congressional staff member in the late 1990s. While working on Capitol Hill, she was responsible for health and education issues—with very strong interests in the health and human rights of disenfranchised groups, specifically reproductive justice for women of color. From 2007-2009, she worked as Senior Public Policy Associate for the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). She has also worked on HIV/AIDS policy and advocacy for the AIDS Institute, and domestic abortion policy and advocacy for the National Network of Abortion Funds. Dr. Taylor has published and presented on a number of topics related to reproductive health and rights and public policy. Her most recent journal article focused on U.S. foreign policy and global health funding trends, which was published in the Yale Journal of International Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Hampton University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2010, Dr. Taylor received a PhD in Political Science from Howard University.