Jill Marcellus

Jill Marcellus is Communications Coordinator for Gay-Straight Alliance Network, for which she runs the Make It Better Project. Prior to joining Gay-Straight Alliance Network, she fought for a more inclusive media landscape at the Women’s Media Center. In addition to media-training women scholars, journalists, and other experts, she worked with girl activists at WMC to fight sexualization in the media, and campaigned for fair coverage of women candidates during 2010’s “man up” midterm election season. A writer of sorts, she blogged for the Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” about her post-college job search, and reported and conducted research for findingDulcinea.com. Jill earned her BA in English from Barnard College and studied at Oxford University, choosing the unusual Victorian literature route to social justice work, civil rights, feminism, and queer activism. www.gsanetwork.org & www.makeitbetterproject.org