Education: Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College (2002), MSW, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2006)
Professional Interests: enhancement and development of nonprofit organizations, community organizing, development of active, engaged citizenry focused on civic and community engagement as a vehicle for social change, leadership and supervision development
Jennie Hill graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in 2002 and received her MSW from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2006. Jennie has worked extensively within nonprofit administration over the past decade serving as the Program Director for the local Rape Crisis program in Champaign, IL and then as Executive Director for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Lubbock, TX for 6.5 years. Jennie additionally served on the Texas CASA Board of Directors working to promote statewide policy and legislative reform to Texas’ foster care system. Jennie has been the recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Lubbock Area Bar Association as well as recognized as a Top Twenty under 40 professional for her community service by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Jennie is an avid advocate for social justice issues pertaining to the empowerment of women and girls; foster youth; and prevention of child abuse and sexual assault.
Jennie was a featured speaker at TEDx Lubbock Women presenting “The Forgotten Children: Foster Care in America,” in May 2015. Jennie’s Ted talk can be accessed here.