Jill Peters, Director for Legislative Affairs and Community Outreach for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), is a graduate of the Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts and a current Masters Degree candidate from Arizona State University. Jill is responsible for managing a community outreach program at TGen with a specific focus on outreach to American Indian communities. She facilitates TGen’s involvement in the Southwest American Indian Collaborative Network, led by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, to improve cancer interventions in communities with cancer health disparities. She is also serving as PI for a contract with the Arizona Alzheimer’s Research Center to participate in American Indian outreach and education activities. Jill also manages federal and state legislative outreach for TGen.
Prior to TGen, Jill worked as a senior legislative assistant to Senator John McCain in Washington, D.C., advising the Senator on environmental issues, energy, public lands, water policy and American Indian policy. Jill has worked extensively in American Indian policy and health issues for more than 14 years, including prior experience with the Navajo Nation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Jill is a member of the Navajo Nation. [Source: Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium]