Director, Policy Communications & Research
Jennifer Schiller was named the Director, Policy Communications & Research for the Alliance as of June 2016. She joined the Alliance in March 2013 as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director and has also served as the Director of Communications. As a member of the Alliance team, Jen offers strong interpersonal skills and experience in public relations, communications, and event planning.
As an intern with the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, Jen acted as the Director of Communications for the 2011 National Marathon and Health Expo – an annual event attracting over 15,000 participants. Jen has also held internships with Maroon PR and the not-for-profit Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. In her undergraduate work, she served in the University Senate as the undergraduate senator for her college, gave tours to prospective students and visiting groups, and worked as a media relations assistant for the University of Maryland Athletic Department. Her work with the Maryland Athletic Department included managing the communications outreach for the women’s NCAA tennis program.
A native Chicagoan, Jen graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics and accolades including the Dean's List. Jen fell in love with DC as a student at Maryland and hasn’t left since. She lives in the city with her husband.