Jillian Holzer is the Communications Manager for WRI's Food Program. She has 15 years of experience as a communications strategist leading media relations, message development, and outreach.

At WRI, she works closely with researchers and partners in the private and public sectors to raise the profile of food loss and waste solutions, low-carbon diets, and more sustainable agriculture practices. She conceptualizes and organizes high-profile events; writes and edits communications that drive partner recruitment; and has designed the launches of WRI’s first consumer facing brand, Coolfood Meals, as well as the World Resources Report, Creating a Sustainable Food Future.

Prior to joining WRI, Jillian served as Communications Director at Women Thrive Worldwide. In this capacity, she worked with women’s rights organizations – many focused on food security and agriculture – in 50 countries around the globe to advance gender equality. She has also worked with mission-driven teams at the Center for Law and Social Policy, National Women’s Law Center, and The Reilly Group.

Jillian holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.