Jillian/JJ (they/he) is a white, Jewish queer educator born and raised on Wabanaki land. They began organizing in 2013 as a trauma-informed peer educator, LGBTQIA+ leader, and PIC abolitionist. JJ became a communications intern at Third Wave Fund in 2014, and has supported TWF as a consultant in many roles since. Their political home is working with queer and trans youth in rural and working class/poor communities, especially with LGBTQIA+ youth with disabilities. They currently live in rural Maine with their dog and love paddleboarding, rollerblading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and watching sturgeon jump out of the Kennebec river. In their role as Development Associate, JJ creates systems to help the Development team as a whole, maintains TWF’s donor database, and builds and strengthens relationships with grassroots donors so that everyone in TWF’s community is empowered to support our movements.