Capacity Building Manager
Jill is a Denver native who is passionate about advocating for social justice, access to comprehensive sexual health education, and gender equality. She believes that providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to make positive decisions about their health is essential for development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jill first began her career in the sexual health field as a Peace Corps volunteer in Albania from 2013-2015 where she managed a cervical cancer outreach program to train health care professionals and women in the villages surrounding her community about the importance of annual PAP smears. She also ran multiple girls outreach, young development, and anti-trafficking programs across the country as the Peace Corps Camp Coordinator and Anti-Trafficking Committee Grants and Research Lead.
Before coming to Colorado Youth Matter, Jill worked and lived in St. Louis while receiving her graduate degree. During her time in St. Louis, she conducted the pilot implementation of the Teen Outreach Program for East St. Louis District 189 and assisted the school district with program development for comprehensive sexual health education adhering to Illinois state standards.
Jill is certified in the Teen Outreach Program.