Jillian is a passionate educator and advocate for youth empowerment, having spent most of her adult life connecting with, learning from, and supporting young people in various classroom and community spaces across Boston, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis. Jillian is excited to join the Summer Search Philadelphia team and eager to contribute her skills and passion to serve the Summer Search mission and make a lasting impact on the lives of young people.
Proudly born and raised in Southeastern Minnesota, Jillian earned a BFA in Photography from Viterbo University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she enjoys knitting, cooking, and walking around Philadelphia.