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Rutgers Communications and Marketing
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Rutgers Communications and Marketing

What I Do

I lead the planning and execution of communications in support of high-visibility university initiatives with a focus on health affairs and also serve as the executive communications lead for the chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Greatest Strength

Empathy and kindness

My Favorite Things

  • Movie: The Dark Knight
  • Book: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Podcast: The Daily
  • Musician/Band: Coldplay, the Hamilton sountrack

Interesting Fact

I have family in 15 states and three countries so I love to travel.

Hidden Talent

I wish! Maybe planning trips!

Greatest Accomplishment

I would say the communication surrounding COVID was a massive accomplishment and team effort.

Superhero Power

My super power would be: Flying

Team Mascot

My team mascot would be: Bumblebee--hard working, goal oriented, teamwork at the center

What I Love Most

What I love most about my team: Open and honest

What I love most about R-Comm: Strategic and intentional

What I love most about working at Rutgers: Learning how we are changing the world for the better.

My Quotes

If I were being profiled by Rutgers Today, my quote would be: "Jillian Prior is a team-oriented, idea person who strives to make things better."

If I were being profiled by The Onion, my quote would be: "Jillian Prior, a NJ transplant, says even though she grew up in Ohio, she did not live in a barn surrounded by cows, despite common belief from NJ friends and colleagues."