Staff & Board of Directors

Our Staff


Yazmin Contreras

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Yazmin is a Chicana, a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, a fighter in her community and a constant advocate for immigrant rights. She was raised in Alabama, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in political science and international studies. Her parents came to the U.S. as migrant farmworkers who moved from state to state following the harvests, eventually settling down in Alabama. “My passion is to help others realize their own potential and to fight for their own liberation,” explains Yazmin.


Jessica Vosburgh

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Jessica moved to Birmingham in 2013 to help launch Adelante with the support of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. In addition to her work in Alabama, Jessica also litigates on behalf of community organizations and immigrant workers around the country seeking to hold government actors, employers, and other authorities accountable for unjust practices. Jessica received her JD from Yale Law School in 2013, where she represented clients in removal defense cases, wage claims and civil rights litigation, and coordinated a conversation group in a maximum security prison. Before law school, Jessica was the curator of a café and arts venue in Uptown Manhattan. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama and California.

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