Jill is a program officer in the Environment Program focusing on the Colorado River initiative. Before joining the foundation, Jill was a Fulbright – Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy at the New Zealand Department of Conservation. She has also worked as a senior national resource advisor for U.S. Senator Mark Udall and was the executive director of Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts.
She has a Bachelor of Science in environmental science-biology from Southampton College of Long Island University and a Master of Environmental Management and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.