Jessica Castellanos is a Staff Attorney in the immigration unit at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. She joined Advancing Justice – Los Angeles in 2017 and provides removal defense services throughout Los Angeles County. Prior to Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Jessica was an Asylum Officer at the Los Angeles Asylum Office, Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Pro Bono Immigration Fellow/Practice Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP, and a Staff Attorney at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Jessica received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law and her B.A. from UC Berkeley.
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