Jillian serves as the Education Project Specialist at The Graves Foundation. In this role she focuses on the foundation's giving portfolio in the K-12 setting – including both school based and teacher direct giving.
Jillian began her career in the classroom, teaching 1st and 2nd grade – since then she has had experience in the non-profit sector in teacher preparation and school and community partnerships. After graduating from Minneapolis Public Schools, Jillian went on to pursue a B.A in Religion and Anthropology from Amherst College, a M.A in Teaching from Hamline University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate as a part of Hamline’s Ed.D program.
Jillian enjoys playing tennis at ICT in its Monday Night Women’s League, and alongside her husband Tyler; together they love hiking, working on projects, and visiting National Parks.