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Jillian Rubio

Chief Program Officer

Jillian oversees NYC Outward Bound Schools’ field-based programs and staff, directs all programming and strategic planning for the organization’s field programs, and ensures that programs are delivered to conform to Outward Bound safety standards and protocols. Previously, she served as the Director of the Prospect Park Audubon Center in Brooklyn, New York. After the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf, Jillian served as the Director of the Volunteer Response Center for the National Audubon Society and was responsible for connecting with the groundswell of over 35,000 people from across the nation who offered to help with restoration efforts along the Gulf Coast. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from the University of Arizona and an MPA in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

"Working with this team of talented, dedicated, and driven professionals, and seeing our students respond with the same drive and determination, is the great gift of this job."

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