JILLIAN SANDOVAL, acting executive director
Jillian became an Evacuteer volunteer in 2011, and joined Evacuteer.org staff in 2016. Born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas, she fell in love with New Orleans the first time she visited back in the 90’s; in her heart she knew that one day she would make it her home.
Jillian initially became interested in nonprofit work as a service recipient of a women’s workforce development program based in Portland, OR called Oregon Tradeswomen. After graduating trade school she worked her way up in the nonprofit sector-- starting as a carpenter with Habitat for Humanity, and eventually overseeing a large federal grant for an AmeriCorps program helping to rebuild homes for New Orleans' families post-Katrina.
As the Acting Executive Director for Evacuteer.org, Jillian oversees all communications, volunteer recruitment, management, training, logistics, community outreach, fundraising, partnerships, web presence, and information technology. Jillian is currently pursuing her master's degree at the University of New Orleans in Public Administration, and holds a BA in Social Sciences from Tulane University.