Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Policy Specialist
Gulf Restoration Campaign
A New England native, Jill’s passion for the Gulf Coast began as a community outreach director with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Presently she is the Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Policy Specialist for the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf of Mexico Restoration Campaign. As the region recovers from the 2010 BP oil disaster, she works across those states to ensure meaningful restoration of Gulf lands, waters, fisheries, and the communities that depend on them.
Prior to this role, Jill directed and managed the Sierra Club’s regional response to the tragedy while serving as a field organizing manager working with staff and volunteers across five states on environmental justice and energy campaigns.
She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Rochester. As a founding and current board member of the Land Trust for Louisiana, the only grassroots-based land trust in that state, she has helped protect over 3,000 acres of imperiled lands and waters.