Jill is the President/Executive Director of MATE II and the Associate Director of the MATE Center. Highlights of her 22 years with MATE include working with the MTS ROV Committee to establish the global student ROV competition and coordinating the development of MATE’s Underwater Robotics: Science, Design & Fabrication textbook. Both involved cultivating and maintaining partnerships with industry, professional societies, academic institutions, and STEM professionals.
Zande is an active member of the Marine Technology Society (MTS). She served on the MTS Board as the Vice President of Education and Research for 6 years. She currently serves as the Underwater Intervention (UI) Technical Program Committee Marine Education Track Chair, the Chair of the Monterey section, and is a member of the MTS ROV and Education Committees.