Jill originally joined the Research Council in 2004 through a fellowship program and was employed full time from 2005 to 2010. During this time, she focused on education policy issues and analyzed ballot questions. She returned to the Citizens Research Council in 2016 as a Research Associate after a six-year hiatus when she was out of state. Jill’s focus since 2016 has been on local government issues, including potential local government revenue options, service delivery options, and transit issues.
Jill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in History from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Wayne State University.