Jill lived in Luxembourg until she started studying and exploring the North. From an early age on she was fascinated by the North, which is why she was specializing on the Arctic during her Anthropology studies. She is particularly interested in social-ecological topics, which is why, during her Bachelor's degree in Frankfurt, Germany and Edmonton, Canada, she focused on the Canadian North and wrote her thesis about caribou management and Inuit identity in Nunavut, Canada. During her Masters in Uppsala, Sweden and Arkhangelsk, Russia, she researched how the local population in Arkhangelsk deals with the current recycling problem. She has lived in Canada, Sweden and Russia. Jill is the head of APECS Luxembourg, and has lead our Ant-Arctica Project for the last two years.