2013 WIN Intern
Jillian is a not-so-recent transplant from Kansas City, Missouri. Graduating from Truman State University in 2010 with a BA in Spanish and Global Development, Jillian left for Venezuela as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. After 10 months in the glorious tropics, she returned to her hometown to work an assortment of jobs and lament the loss of easy access to the Caribbean beaches. The intense desire to become involved in women’s rights led her to move to DC seven months ago. An internship with Women’s Ordination Conference advocating for women’s rights in the Catholic Church proved to be her first step into the women’s rights movement. Now, as an intern with WIN, Jillian is happy to learn as much as she can about the women’s rights movement here in DC and to be involved with this network of feminists. While US politics regarding women’s rights have dominated her interests of late, she hopes to find a way to combine her passion of women’s equality with her interests in development abroad. When not at the WIN office, Jillian enjoys volunteering with HIPS, finding deals on dance classes, exploring DC, baking sweet treats and planning her world tour.