Jillian Quint is The Garden’s Education Manager, fulfilling a life-long commitment to serving the community and the environment. She spent a decade in arts and activism endeavors, after receiving a Bachelor in Performing Arts through Point Park University, and Laban Centre London. Jillian founded a nonprofit arts group in San Diego and directed innovative, site-specific, shows before returning to stage with New York-based, internationally renowned, Shen Wei Dance Arts.
Her passion for environmental stewardship landed Jillian in the role of Campaign Coordinator with global environmental organization Greenpeace, where she called attention to sustainable forestry practices and ran fundraising and membership campaigns. In addition, Jillian was a steering committee member for Michelle Obama’s initiative, Let’s Move! Outside, San Diego chapter, to raise a healthier generation of kids. Most recently through DePaul University, Jillian became a certified Values-Centered Leader.
With support from The Water Conservation Garden team, Jillian has expanded adult education offerings to include sustainability, art, and wellness experiences both in person and virtually. She created high school and college internship opportunities, is a supervising mentor for youth volunteers, and is most grateful to be a major contributor to the award-winning Ms. Smarty-Plants™ programs under the guidance of Pam Meisner. You may spot Jillian dancing along The Garden trails, volunteering at the Tibetan Meditation Center in Escondido, or solar cooking delicious dishes on her blog @SolarCookedFoodie, and she would happily share any and all of these activities with you!