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Jill Eversole, Research Associate

Jill Eversole is a Research Associate and Ford Foundation Research Intern with PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development. In this position, she contributes to efforts related to adolescent sexual health and rights research, and research on sexuality education. She is currently working on a study of the implications of adolescent developmental science for sexuality education.

Jill developed an interest in sexual health during her undergraduate studies at UC Santa Cruz. She has an extensive academic background in sexuality, gender, and reproductive health. Her focus on sexuality education and reproductive health began with her volunteer work at the student health center at UC Santa Cruz where she tested students for HIV and provided counseling on risk reduction. She also facilitated workshops on sexual health, healthy relationships, and partner communication. After college, Jill worked as a health educator for a school-based health center at a high school in the Bay Area. As a health educator, she focused on sexual and reproductive health education, contraceptive options counseling, youth development, and peer health education promotion. Through these experiences, Jill has become passionate about sexuality education and reproductive health rights.

Jill received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at UC Santa Cruz. She is currently pursing a Master of Public Health in the Maternal and Child Health Program at UC Berkeley.