Jillian has been with IARC since 2015 and has quickly become an integral member of our team, from the work she does matching intended parents and surrogates to planning events that celebrate our surrogate community and bring together our team. She is genuinely passionate about our mission to improve our world by creating loving families, and she puts her heart into everything she does.
Have a coworker describe you.
Program Coordinator Rebecca had this to say about Jillian:
Jillian is a key asset to our IARC team with her many strengths. With her passion, dedication and kindness she’s pretty much the ultimate match maker. Jillian has had her own IVF experience and this helps parents relate which is quite comforting to them. It’s very apparent how much she cares about our parents and surrogates, and I admire that about her. Jillian is the colleague you can go to with anything and she will help in a split second. Her warm presence makes me feel right at home while I’m at work. Thanks for being you, Jill!
What is the best part about your job or why you love working for IARC?
I get to meet all surrogates and parents and help them find each other! I am like the match.com of the agency and love helping them find the right match for the journey. 2nd favorite is to see parents with their babies and to get to hold such amazing little babies so much.
Share a fun fact about yourself.
I can wiggle my ears, I am fluent in pig Latin and have 9 godchildren.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Fiji! Out in the jungle somewhere OR Antarctica to sit by a penguin.
If you could do someone else’s job in IARC for a day, who would it be and why?
Taylor (only part of it!) I would love to be at the court hearings to help finalize the process OR Tabitha (only part of it) to help with the passport appointments. Both are big moments and such exciting final steps to bringing their children home.
Three things I would struggle to live without are……………………..
Music, sunshine, laughter- 4th would be lakes/water since I grew up in Minnesota and didn’t realize how special all of the water was until I lived elsewhere in the world.
When not in the office, you can find me…………….
Playing trucks or blowing bubbles with my boys, making wine or sitting by a bonfire listening to music.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist or a psychologist or a Spanish teacher (depending on the day).