Jillian has worked on over a dozen research projects on topics including, but not limited to, the nuclear detection architecture in Former Soviet Union (FSU) states, historical mudjahidin movements in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, analysis of terrorist ideologies, and the use of CBRN weapons by violent non-state actors. Jillian's interests include FSU countries, nuclear/radiological security, comparative international law as it applies to CBRN issues, the crime-terror nexus, radiological and nuclear trafficking, and chemical weapon use by non-state adversaries.
- George Washington University, B.A., International Affairs, Concentration in Security Policy, 2014
- Dobro Slovo Slavic Honors Society
- Researcher, START, 2017 - Present
- Research Assistant, START, 2015 - 2017
- Intern and Staff Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives, 2014 - 2015