Jill Miller is an international development professional with 18 years of progressive experience in democracy and governance, education, gender and youth.
In her current capacity as director of the Center for Applied Learning and Impact at IREX, Jill leads a team that develops cutting-edge new program approaches, fosters learning across the IREX portfolio and beyond, and assesses IREX’s impact.
Previously at IREX, as the deputy director of the Democracy, Governance and Media Division, Jill oversaw an extensive portfolio of government and privately funded governance programs around the world, including starting up and developing initiatives such as asset return to Kazakhstan through the BOTA Foundation and human rights violations documentation in Syria through the Syria Justice and Accountability Center.
Prior to IREX, her experience included advising and managing civil society development, citizen engagement, women’s empowerment, social enterprise, and youth development programs for international organizations in Washington, DC, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Libya. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan.
Jill received her master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a concentration in social change and development and her bachelor’s degree from Seattle University in political science and economics. She has varying levels of language skills in Turkmen, Russian, and Arabic. Jill serves on the board of directors for the Arzuw Foundation.