Jessica joined Centro Legal in September 2016 as an Immigration Paralegal focused on deportation defense for children and families. She received her B.A. in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University. While there, she worked to establish equal opportunity for undocumented students by advocating for the university to commit to openly recruiting, admitting, and providing financial assistance to all, regardless of citizenship status and whether or not students are DACA recipients. During undergrad Jessica interned at Street Level Health Project, where she helped lead street outreach and trainings for day laborers in Oakland and at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston where she supported the Community Land Trust and its vision to promote development without displacement for many of its immigrant residents. More recently, she conducted research at Communities for a Better Environment where she looked at the intersection of environmental justice, health, and access to healthcare services for the un- and under-insured. Jessica is happy to be working with such a dedicated team at Centro is passionate about continuing to work with the Latino immigrant community.