Jay Olinger is an artist-scholar and instructor of Comics Studies at Portland Community College. She graduated with Distinction from the University of Dundee with a Master of Design in Comics and Graphic Novels, fully funded by the University’s International Excellence Scholarship. Her graduate thesis, Prompt(ed), explores media application at the intersection of fine art and comics, and was awarded the 2017 Duncan of Jordanstone Comics Prize. Residing in Portland, Or, Olinger researches Golden Age superheroines, creates short comics, and advocates for comics studies within higher education. She is also the assistant director for Miss Anthology, a non-profit organization that provides educational programming and publication opportunities female and LGBTQIA2S+ youth.