Jill manages civil society development projects for IREX. Her current portfolio includes projects in Africa, Eurasia, and the Middle East with a combined budget value of approximately $110 million.
Jill has more than 12 years of experience in international development work, including two tours at IREX. Prior to joining IREX, her experience included working as a Program Coordinator for the World Affairs Council in Seattle, a Community Development Volunteer in Turkmenistan for the United States Peace Corps, a Micro-finance Program Consultant for UMCOR in Azerbaijan, a Community-based Initiative Consultant for Ashoka, a Program Officer for IFES, a Business Development Manager for IFES, a Senior Development Officer for IREX and an Advisor to the International Women’s Committee in Libya.
Jill received an MA in International Economic Development/Social Change and Development from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA from Seattle University in Political Science and Economics. Her specialties include training, community development and organizational development. She has varying degrees of language skills in Turkmen, Russian and Arabic.
Jill serves on the Board of the Turkmenistan Youth and Civic Values Foundation
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Jill trekked 75 miles through the Kara-Kum desert (Turkmenistan) and has a coveted perfect driving record in Libya – two years without one accident (Libya has the highest incidence of car accidents in the MENA region).