Jillian Collins

Climate Programs Intern

Jillian Collins is a Climate Programs Intern at Second Nature. Her passion and studies lie in public health, and how it intersects with race and climate work. She hopes to bring light to the inequalities and inequities that exist in climate justice work, while also bringing sustainable solutions to communities of color. 

She is currently in her second year of pursuing a B.S in Environmental Health Engineering from Tufts University. In Boston, she is a Features Editor for the Tufts Daily, the school’s independent newspaper. She spends her time interviewing individuals from a variety of backgrounds to write long-form journalism. During the academic year, she is a mentor for Science Club for Girls, a free after-school science program. In addition, she is a member of the Tufts Mountain Club. 

Prior to Second Nature, Jillian was an overnight summer camp counselor at McGaw YMCA Camp Echo in Michigan. She has spent many years appreciating and teaching youth about the outdoors. Along with being a cabin counselor, she was a swim teacher and a lifeguard. Born and raised outside of Chicago, and alongside Lake Michigan, Jillian has built an appreciation for the outdoors.