Jillian is a music, culinary, and travel enthusiast who grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University (the one that was a university before Florida was even a state!). Outside of work, you can find her checking off her extensive list of recommended restaurants, catching a concert, or globe-trotting — visiting friends and experiencing new cultures. She most recently visited Thailand but is just as happy exploring the streets of NYC, where she still cheerfully considers herself a tourist.
Lessons learned from my 111-year-old great-grandmother
November 7, 2019
My great grandmother, Downing Jett Kay, was born on November 23, 1907 which means she is just a few weeks shy of being 112 years old! That makes Gramma D, as she is colloquially addressed, the oldest person in the state of Maryland, the 18th oldest person in the United States, and the 65th oldest person in the world (if we’re trusting Wikipedia).