As Senior Policy Analyst, Jillian serves as the commission’s main liaison with members of the General Assembly and is responsible for researching and analyzing pending legislation on public policy issues that affect women. She also represents the PCSW on several statutorily mandated commissions. Jillian has her MSW in Policy Practice and BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Connecticut. She began her work at the legislature as Clerk of the Appropriations Committee. Since, she has worked on a variety of public policy issues that impact women as Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Policy Director at the Connecticut Association for Human Services and Policy Director at Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services. Jillian was a Board Member for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and founding member of PCSW’s Young Women’s Leadership Program. She was also a member of her town’s Board of Education and currently serves as on the Board of Great by 8, a community partnership that works to ensure that children are eager and ready to learn. Jillian is a blogger for ctworkingmoms.com and proud mom to two children

Contact Information: Email: Jillian.Gilchrest@cga.ct.gov, Direct Line: 860-240-8442