What does Empowerment Look Like?

Listen to this blog in podcast form! Plus hear a bonus conversation between Jill and Brianne C. Martin as they discuss what empowerment looks like and their empowerment journeys. I remember when I was in elementary school being assigned to do a report on a role model. I was 10 years old, I think, and … Read More

5 Ways to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I knew this since April 1st, yet hesitated to create any content around this topic because it is triggering for me. As I proceed in writing this, I am being hyper aware that I should step away if it is too much. And, if this topic triggers you, know … Read More

How Practicing Self-Love is Revolutionary

Self-love is revolutionary. If you’re someone who is oppressed by society, your practice of self-love is revolutionary. Social oppression refers to oppression that is achieved through social means and that is social in scopeā€”it affects whole categories of people. This kind of oppression includes the systematic mistreatment, exploitation, and abuse of a group (or groups) of people by another group (or groups). That being … Read More


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About Me

Hi, I’m Jill. In my 9-5, I develop lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles as a senior scientist. I have many hobbies and interests in addition to my scientific research (music, hiking, policy, audio engineering, philosophy, sociology,…). By following my passions at the intersection of innovation and human rights, I founded The STEM Thrive Guides in 2020, through which I developed much-needed resources to support victims of workplace bias, harassment, and discrimination. Please reach out and say hi! I’d love to hear from you.

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