Jillian Quint is The Garden’s Education Manager, fulfilling a life-long drive of serving the community and environment. She spent a decade in art and activism endeavors, after receiving a Bachelor in Performing Arts through Point Park University, and Laban Centre London. Jillian founded a nonprofit arts group and directed innovative, site-specific, shows before returning to stage with internationally renowned Shen Wei Dance Arts. As campaign coordinator with global environmental organization Greenpeace, Jillian helped call attention to sustainable forestry practices. In addition, she sat on the steering committee for Let’s Move! Outside, San Diego chapter, an initiative by Michelle Obama to raise a healthier generation of kids.
With support from The Garden team, Jillian has doubled adult education offerings in landscaping, sustainability, art, and wellness, helped create youth internship opportunities, and is a major contributor to the award-winning Ms. Smarty-Plants™ programs. Jillian also enjoys volunteering at a Tibetan meditation center, and solar cooking delicious dishes on her blog @SolarCookedFoodie.