Prior to developing Bystander: A Portrait in Apathy, Jillian taught seventh grade for four years at Applegarth Middle School in Monroe Township, NJ. Bystander has enabled Jillian to speak with thousands of students across the United States about the powerful role of bystander. Using her emotionally charged program, Jillian has shown students how their voice can be used as a tool to prevent bullying and change school climate. Jillian has her BA in Theater Arts from Douglass College and her MA in Education from Rutgers University. She currently resides in Yardley, PA with her husband and two daughters.