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Jillian is a graduate student studying Organizational Communication, focusing on how we talk about the difficult topics in life. She has experience in NPDA and IPDA debate as well as Impromptu speaking at the collegiate level.

In her graduate studies, Jillian also instructs public speaking classes and is the assistant director of the university's speech and debate team. Jillian has several awards as a competitor to include tournament wins, speaker awards, and impromptu awards. More recently, as a coach and judge at tournaments, she received the top critic award for judging debate.

Outside of class, Jillian spends time with her two dogs, reading sci-fi novels, and working on her Spanish.

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