Jill Sible serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and a Professor of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. A first-generation college student, she earned her BS in Biochemistry at the University of New Hampshire and her PhD in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral studies at a Howard Hughes Medical Institute laboratory at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is currently the Program Director for a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence grant.  Jill is a National Academies of Science Education Fellow in the Life Sciences. She leads workshops across the country on building inclusive learning environments in STEM and is the executive editor for Five Ponds Exploring Science K-8th grade textbooks.  Jill has taught courses in cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, and cancer biology, and cites the learning experiences she shares with her students as her greatest professional reward.