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Jillian Gilchrest

Jillian Gilchrest was elected as State Representative to the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) in 2018. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Health Professional Outreach for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Chair for the State’s Trafficking in Persons Council for the Connecticut General Assembly. Jillian has extensive experience advocating for women’s health and safety, in particular influencing public policy at the CGA. She has worked as Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and Policy & Communications Director for Connecticut’s Sexual Assault Coalition. Jillian holds a Masters Degree in Social Work with a focus in Policy Practice from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, where she has taught Political Advocacy. She currently teaches for the University of Saint Joseph, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Hartford.