Jill received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Sport Psychology from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She came to Lubbock from the Rio Grande Valley in 2014 to attend Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. While working towards the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy, she and her husband fell in love with West Texas, deciding to call Lubbock “home.” She graduated in May of 2017 and is looking forward to settling down in the South Plains.
While completing her doctoral degree and immediately following graduation, Jill assisted in teaching first-year students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Athletic Training programs in Gross Anatomy and Functional Anatomy courses at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Jill is trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling and her special interests in the field are orthopedics and manual therapy, with an eventual goal of returning to academia. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Texas Physical Therapy Association, and The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Jill married her husband, Patrick, in their hometown of McAllen, Texas, in 2013. They have a Golden Retriever named Red that loves chasing lizards and protecting the backyard from birds and cats. In her spare time, Jill loves attending sporting events, entertaining guests, cooking, talking football, exploring and living an active lifestyle.