Jessica Huerta | CHIRLA

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Jessica Huerta

Title: 
Community Education Coordinator
E-Mail: 
yhuerta@chirla.org

Jessica Huerta wants to pursue a career as a public advocate for immigrant rights and social cohesion in the receiving countries. She joined the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) as an Information and Referral Specialist in 2014. Her passion for promoting immigrant integration, civil and workers’ rights, and access to education has grown from a personal to a professional interest. Before coming to CHIRLA, she completed her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. In addition, she pursued her MA in Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary in 2013. She collaborated as a policy researcher with the Roma Initiative Project at the Open Society Foundation in Hungary. Currently, she is the community education coordinator where she has received training on Know Your Rights, Labor Laws and Immigration Law. She also is a DOJ accredited, which gives her the opportunity to better assess and inform members on one-one and group basis about potential immigration reliefs, worker’s rights and social services. Her ability to connect with the immigrant community helps families to empower themselves, demand their rights and social recognition with dignity and respect.