Jill Mateo is an associate professor of biology and psychology at The University of Chicago, where she studies the development of adaptive behaviors while teaching graduate and undergraduate students. A 19-year resident of Riverside, she has been an active volunteer for many organizations, including as President of Riverside Junior Woman's Charity and Riverside Arts Weekend. The Riverside Township Lions Club acknowledged her volunteer efforts with The Bill Jansky Distinguished Citizen Award. She has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for over eight years and is currently the Chairperson. She has attended nearly every Board of Trustees meeting since 2009, and believes she has the background, institutional knowledge, dedication and analytic skills to be an effective trustee.