Jill Jollay received a bachelor of arts degree in political science, a bachelor of science degree in biology, and a master’s degree in zoology from the University of Cincinnati. Further education included an M.B.A. from Pan American University. During these years she collected reptiles and amphibians for the Cincinnati Zoo. For many years following, she was a Medical Associate at the Gladys Porter Zoo. After a long stint in the business world, she is now back working with the animals she loves. She is a member of the IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group, and is presently working on iguana projects in The Bahamas and Cayman Islands.