Jessica Gavora is a Washington, DC, writer on politics and feminism. She has written widely about feminism and federal gender equity law in sports and education. Her acclaimed critique of gender equity in American education, Tilting the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex and Title IX, was published in May 2002. In addition to writing about politics and culture, Gavora served as the chief speechwriter for Attorney General John Ashcroft and a senior policy advisor at the Department of Justice. She has also written speeches and articles for a number of political candidates and elected officials. Gavora received her master’s degree in American foreign policy and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1993. She is a graduate of Marquette University with degrees in political science and journalism. She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and has eight brothers and sisters and fifteen nieces and nephews. She lives in Washington with her husband, Jonah Goldberg; her daughter, Lucy; and dog, Cosmo.