Born and raised on military bases, Jill Baker served her country in the United States Army during the Persian Gulf
War era. After graduating from South Dakota State University in 1994, Ms. Baker moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she worked in the human service field until she became a wife and mother.
Ms. Baker returned to Graduate School in the Spring of 2017 to continue her education and pursue her interest in advocating for current and former service members who have experienced difficulties transitioning back into the civilian lifestyle. She is especially interested in developing collaborative impact networks for survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.
With a talent for writing, she has published numerous poems and a short story through the Veterans Voices Writing Project. It is her intent to continue expanding her role in these endeavors through both academic study and the Literary Arts.