Staff profile: Jillian Humphries
Jillian Humphries is a proud and confident woman from Benson, Nebraska, a diverse and working class neighborhood in north Omaha that has a reputation of being a bit rough around the edges. However, the saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It applies here.
Kappa Delta Sorority also helped shaped who she is today, Humphries said. Just months away from graduation and finding a job in journalism, she’s confident. She understands diversity. She’s far more mature than many.
“What my sorority has given me is, in a way, the same support and encouragement that I got in Benson,” she said.
Her father is also is a source of confidence. She’s his biggest fan, and they have a strong bond.
“He’s definitely the person I look up to the most,” she said.
“He’s my biggest supporter, and we’ve just always been very similar,” she said. “A lot of it has to do with the fact that he pushed me to get myself out there. In turn, my sorority, journalism; this is what I’ve found and this is who I am.”
Humphries discusses growing up in Benson.listen