Born and raised in the Lake District of Northern England, Jill began her career at the European Union working as a multilingual assistant in the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. Jill additionally scripted and presented an EU Web-TV news program, and still takes a keen interest in international politics and current affairs. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and European Studies from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. She is fluent in French, Italian, and speaks some Dutch and German. In addition to her time in Europe, Jill has also lived in Singapore where she attended high school, and she still enjoys traveling the globe. Jill lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago with her husband, Fernando, and son, Felix.