Jillian Holzer is the Communications Manager for WRI's Food Program. She ensures a cohesive and strategic approach to all of the program’s messaging and outreach.

Prior to joining WRI, Jillian served as Communications Director at Women Thrive Worldwide, now known as the Women Thrive Alliance. 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 more than 10 years of strategic communications experience, also working with the Center for Law and Social Policy, National Women’s Law Center, and The Reilly Group.

Jillian holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Gender, Development, and Globalization from the London School of Economics.

In her free time, she enjoys trying new cuisines and reading about American history.