Assistant Director of Field Programs
… is Project Dragonfly’s Assistant Director of Field Programs where she instructs multiple Earth Expeditions courses each year, advises graduate students, and partners with global conservation organizations worldwide. Jill has a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, and environmental biology, a master’s in environmental science, and a B.A. in biology. Jill’s research focuses on the importance of natural places, including how understanding our personal-nature connections can contribute positively to conservation. She’s a board member of Imago, a Cincinnati-based non-profit focused on connecting more of us to nature and sustainable living. Jill lives in Cincinnati, is often found on a forest hike with family and friends, and credits her own love of nature to getting the chance to climb trees as a child.