Jessica Therkelsen




Jessica Therkelsen is a human rights lawyer with many years of experience advocating for the rights of refugees and immigrants around the world. As the Director of the Pro Bono Justice Program at OneJustice, she mobilizes thousands of volunteer lawyers to protect refugees and immigrants in the United States. In her previous role as Global Director of Advocacy and Communications at Asylum Access, Jessica worked closely with local human rights leaders in the US, Ecuador, Tanzania, Thailand and Malaysia to promote systems, laws and policies that help refugees build a new life. Jessica received her JD and Honors Certificate in International Law from USF Law, and her BA from the University of California, Irvine. She has been named one of the American Bar Association's 2016 Top 40 Young Lawyers on the Rise.