Jillian started competitive gymnastics at the age of 5 years old. She trained at USA National Training Center's all over New Jersey: Rebound, Head Over Heels & Middlesex Gymnastics Academy. She also has trained at Worldwide in Old Bridge & has done extensive summer training at Woodward in Pennsylvania. In high school, Jillian was a member of the elite Bishop Ahr Gymnastics Team. During her time there, her team won the state championship and was undefeated for three years straight. Apart from teaching at MDC, Jillian has taught at Worldwide Gym. Jillian is currently pursing Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. She has trained for 18 years with Olympic athletes and professionals alike.