Gillian is Volta’s Manager of Programming + Startup Services. She is responsible for welcoming new startups to the community, creating programming for Volta Residents and executing Volta Cohort. Gillian is also the lead on Volta Gear, a partnership between the Emera ideaHUB at Dalhousie University and Volta. Through this partnership, hardware companies at both hubs gain access to programs and resources focused on developing hardware, including expert-led training sessions and a physical space to build products. Gillian recently completed a two-year fellowship with Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit that recruits, trains and supports top recent graduates to work at Canadian startups. While attending St. Francis Xavier University, Gillian received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an Advanced Major in Marketing and completed three Co-operative Education work terms.