Dr. Hill was named a Purdue Showalter Faculty Scholar for 2013-2018. In 2010, she was appointed Scholar of the Purdue University Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (ELA) and is currently launching a spinout to discover, develop and deliver new products to control insect vectors of disease in developed and developing countries’. Dr. Hill received her doctorate in 1998 and her Bachelors of Agricultural Science (First Class Honors) in 1993 from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. in 1998 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow where she undertook research to discover novel ectoparasiticides. In 2001, she was appointed senior Postdoctoral Fellow with the Eck Center for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. and appointed to the Purdue faculty in 2003. Her research has attracted more than $40million in funding and generated several patents.