Jillian Hogan provides operational administrative support to a variety of projects within the organization. Collaborating with the Programs, External Affairs, Development and Operations Teams, Jillian aids in pre-event planning, on-site execution, and post-meeting action items for tree-planting events and additional projects relating to environmental justice, climate change and public health. Prior to joining American Forests, Jillian worked in the animal welfare arena and focused on operations on both the local and national level. She has a background in writing and editing and served as an Account Manager and copyeditor in the past. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Jillian grew up in a heavily wooded area and spent the majority of her childhood playing in the forest. Her ‘in-office coworkers’ are comprised of four rescue dogs and one cat. Jillian enjoys maintaining the veggies and plant life that help to feed her family in-between hikes in the expansive natural space surrounding her home.