Jill Triplett received a M.A. in education counseling at the University of Redlands. From 1991-1995, Ms. Triplett served as the Regional Assistant Director for Early Academic Outreach at the University of California, Riverside. In 1995, she became the Director of the Upward Bound project at the University of California, Riverside. From 199-2002, Ms. Triplett managed the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science projects at UNLV. Ms. Triplett currently manages the GEAR UP at UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach.