Jessica Troske is the Budget and Administrative Coordinator for the Newcomb College Institute. Jessica is a Louisiana native. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in English Literature from Northwestern State University. Her scholarly interests include southern writer William Faulkner and the social construction of gender and race relations found in his novels and short stories. Jessica has a strong background working within the non-profit and educational sectors. Prior to joining NCI, Jessica worked as the Assistant General Manager for School of Rock in Denver, CO, as Logistics Manager for New Orleans based non-profit organization, marketumbrella.org, and the Administrative Assistant to the Curator for New Orleans art’s organization, the Contemporary Arts Center. For the past three years, she has acted as staff advisor to Newcomb College Institute’s honor’s society, Alpha Lambda Delta and sits on the Board of Directors as Treasurer with the New Orleans based non-profit organization LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana.