presents
Voter’s Edge Illinois
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
MapLight
November 8, 2016 — Illinois General Election
We depend on your support.
Invest in unbiased information

Text VOTE to 52000 to donate $10.

With your support, we can reach and inform more voters.

Donate now to spread the word.

Illinois State House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 56

Photo of Jillian Rose Bernas

Jillian Rose Bernas

Republican
International Relations Manager / Teacher / Translator
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has not provided information.
Encourage candidate to share their information on Voter's Edge.
Are you this candidate? Add more info.

Experience

Experience

Profession:International Relations Manager / Teacher / Translator
International Relations Manager, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2015–current)
Trustee, Schaumburg Township District Library — Elected position (2015–current)
Associate Member, Mental Health Committee - Schaumburg Township — Appointed position (2015–current)
Interim Trade Commissioner/ Trade and Investment Advisor, ProChile - Chilean Trade Agency, Chicago (2013–2015)
Research Assistant, Fondecyt - National Fund of Scientific and Technological Development, Santiago, Chile (2011–2012)
Academic Advisor, Economic and Political Intern, Fulbright, Political and Economic Office - US Embassy, Santiago, Chile (2010–2011)
6th Grade English Teacher, St. George's College - Santiago, Chile (2006–2009)

Education

University of Chile Master of Public Policy, Public Policy (2012)
University of Chicago Master of Arts in Public Policy, Public Policy (2012)
University of Notre Dame Master of Education, Middle School Education / English as a Second Language (2007)
Saint Mary's College - Notre Dame Bachelor of Arts , Spanish/ Secondary Education (2004)

Community Activities

English as a Second Language Teacher, Church of the Holy Spirit (2015–current)
Member, Rotary Club Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates (2016–current)
Junior Board Member, Catholic Charities (2013–2015)
Young Professional Ambassador, Chicago Council on Global Affairs (2013–2015)

Biography

Jillian Rose Bernas is running for State Representative in the Illinois 56th House District. She was born and raised in Schaumburg and seeks to improve the quality of life for families in her community through her professional and civic endeavors.

Three years ago, Jillian returned home after attending college, teaching Spanish in Texas, and working in Chile, South America. She quickly realized that people she had grown up with had left the state for better job opportunities. Friends and neighbors were fleeing Schaumburg and Illinois because of the bad policy choices made in Springfield.

Jillian decided to stay and has spent the past three years trying to improve those policy choices and serving individuals in need.

Jillian works as the International Relations Manager at a large medical association where she partners with doctors across the country to follow best practices and provide the highest quality of care to patients throughout the world. Jillian serves as a Trustee on the Schaumburg Township District Library Board and as an associate member of the Schaumburg Township Mental Health Committee, among other volunteer roles.

She was recently inducted as a member of her local Rotary International Club that serves the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates communities through service. She also serves her community teaching ESL classes at Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg where she is a lifelong parishioner.

Jillian developed a love for learning in District 54 and District 211 schools which prepared her for undergraduate studies at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, and later graduate school in education at the University of Notre Dame.

Wanting to serve students better, Jillian studied a graduate degree in public policy at the University of Chile and the University of Chicago. She has been developing her understanding of various policy areas, having worked for the U.S. Embassy in Chile in the Fulbright and Economic and Political Offices and the Chilean Trade Office in Chicago.

In her free time, she can be found translating documents between English and Spanish, working on start-up small business ideas and ice skating at the Rolling Meadows or Hoffman Estates Ice Arenas.  

 

 

 

 

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.

PUBLISHING:PRODUCTION SERVER:PRODUCTION