Dr. Jillian Hatnean was born and raised in Windsor, ON. She received a B.Sc. Hon. Biochemistry with Thesis from the University of Windsor (2006). She pursued her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Windsor (2011) and subsequently a PDF (2013) at UofT. She joined Mitacs in 2013 and is currently an Account Manager based in Toronto focused on developing industry-academic research collaborations.