Jillian Edge

Jillian

Co-fellow

Matthew

Matthew Hughsam

Placement Country: USA
Title: Communications Associate
Partner: Evidence Action
GHC provides an opportunity to expand my leadership abilities in a field that I want to make a difference in. It provides a support system that I feel allows for both learning and leading to be done in a way that can lead to innovation.

Jillian Edge was born and raised in California where she attended University of California, Los Angeles studying literature and classical civilizations. She spent a year studying abroad in England and traveling through Europe and Egypt. Following graduation, Jillian moved to Seattle and worked in a communications and outreach position for an emergency management department. There, she ran two programs as well as various public engagement activities. She often collaborated with the public health department which led her to pursue a Master of Public Health. After moving back to California, Jillian received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2016 and has been studying flash flooding impacts in Malaysia for the past year. In her free time (somewhere between finishing her thesis and exploring South East Asia), Jillian enjoys hiking and creative writing.