Jillian Dara

Jillian Dara

Jillian Dara is a fact checker for The Spruce Pets, reviewing articles about pet care and pet products for factual accuracy and consistency. She has more than five years of experience in editing and media and has been published in a variety of prestigious outlets.


  • Published in Travel + Leisure, Forbes, USA Today, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, and DuJour
  • Raised in Bermuda and lived in London, Santiago, Boston, and New York City
  • Former Editor in Chief and Managing Editor at travel and lifestyle magazines


Jillian knew she would pursue journalism after her first day of interning at her hometown’s newspaper, The Royal Gazette, in Bermuda. Upon graduating, Jillian accepted an Associate Editor position in Santiago, Chile; an Editor-in-Chief position in Boston; and a Managing Editor role in New York before entering the freelance world in 2018. Jillian's writing on various topics from food and wine to luxury travel and culture guides appears in outlets such as Travel + Leisure, Forbes, USA Today, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, and DuJour.


Jillian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College.

Expertise: Travel, food, wine, culture, lifestyle
Education: Emerson College
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Title: Fact Checker

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

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