Director, Our People Our Port
Jessica is the Director of LAANE’s Our People Our Port campaign. Jessica began working at LAANE in 2012 as a researcher, analyzing the port trucking industry and driver misclassification, and supporting port drivers in fighting wage theft and asserting their rights as employees. She completed UCLA’s Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning program, conducting research to support labor and community campaigns. Previously Jessica worked for seven years at Centro Presente, an immigrant rights organization in Boston, playing a central role in the organization’s transformation from service provision to organizing. She holds a BA from Wellesley College in History and Spanish.