Jessica Durrum

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Jessica began working at LAANE in 2012 after completing UCLA’s Masters in Urban and Regional Planning program, where she studied economic development and conducted research to support labor and community-based campaigns. Prior to graduate school, Jessica worked for seven years with Centro Presente, an immigrant rights organization in Boston, where she served as a paralegal, development director, and associate director, playing a central role in the organization’s transformation from service provision to organizing. She has also volunteered with Doctors for Global Health in Oaxaca, Mexico, supporting a popular health organization that organizes women as health promoters. She holds a BA from Wellesley College in History and Spanish.