Meet Jillian (Rigg) McKenzie

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Title: Assistant Director of Admission 
Southern Twin Cities, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming 
Billings, Mont.
High School:
Billings Central Catholic High School
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Communication Major, Environmental Studies and Management Minors

More about Jillian's college experience:  I was very involved in college and I have so many wonderful memories because of it! To name a few of my activities: Blazer Softball, Amnesty International, intramural basketball, Campus Greens, Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team  

Studying abroad:   I completed a short-term trip in Spain the summer after my first year as well as a semester abroad in China the fall of my junior year.  I also taught English in Japan for a year after graduation from CSB/SJU.

What impresses Jillian about CSB/SJU:  Where do I start?! There is a definite sense of place here - I immediately felt at home when visiting the campus for the first time and that feeling has yet to disappear.  Both campuses are also very aesthetically pleasing and make it easy to be prideful when showing the campus off to visitors or friends. I also love that I was able to play college sports and get a top-notch education at the same time.


Movie: Moulin Rouge
Book: Wild Swans, Hunger Games
TV Show: Parks and Rec, Modern Family
Foods: Sushi, guacamole, grilled salmon
NFL Team: Green Bay Packers
Pastime: Hanging out with my husband and our families, spending time with friends, outdoor activities, snowboarding, softball, traveling...