Jillian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University (renaming in process) with a specialization in marketing. She is passionate about the 13th SDG, climate action, as well as urban sustainability. In particular, she is interested in the role corporations play in the fight against climate change. In her spare time, she is involved with several climate organizations doing advocacy work. Jillian has work experience in a variety of sectors, including government, sports and entertainment, and non-profit. She currently works for a non-profit which seeks to reduce barriers to higher education among low-income families.
About the ‘Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training’
The Climate Reality Project, founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is a diverse group of passionate individuals who’ve come together to solve the climate crisis. Climate Reality’s flagship training, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, enables trainees from around the world to hear from former Vice President Gore and world-renowned scientists and communicators to learn about the climate crisis and solutions. The training features live broadcasts, panel workshops, networking meetups, and skill-building sessions, all centering on how the climate and justice crises shape our world. During the training, Jillian attended a talk on why we need economic systems change to combat climate change. The session inspired her to write an open letter to the dean of Ryerson’s business faculty, urging them to implement more ethics, climate education and critical discussion into the business undergraduate curriculum.