Executive Director, Coastal Equity and Resilience Hub
Senior Research Associate
Jill Gambill is the Executive Director and Senior Research Associate for the Coastal Equity and Resilience Hub in the Institute of People and Technology (IPaT) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Gambill previously spent over 12 years at the University of Georgia, where she most recently served as Coastal Resilience Specialist and Public Service Associate for Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. In this role, she worked with vulnerable coastal communities to equitably plan for and respond to flooding from storm surge and sea level rise.
In addition to her faculty appointment with Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, she is affiliate faculty with the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems, Institute for Women’s Studies and Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia and Department of Environmental Health at Emory University.
Gambill is co-chair of the Georgia Coastal Hazards Community of Practice, a member of the Practitioner Consultation Board for the NASA Sea Level Change Science Team and part of the leadership team for the Georgia Climate Project, a statewide initiative aimed at strengthening research and communication on the impacts and solutions of climate change in Georgia. Gambill holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Cardiff University in Wales, an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney in Australia and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Geography and Integrative Conservation at the University of Georgia. She is a nationally accredited Certified Floodplain Manager.