Faith & Community Engagement Coordinator
Jessica Turner joined the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina in August 2016 as the Faith and Community Engagement Coordinator. She works to strengthen grassroots support in local chapters and within faith communities to build relationships and coalitions around numerous justice issues with a special focus on reproductive justice. She received her bachelor's degree from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina and worked with faith based advocacy groups in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC before receiving her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining the ACLU of North Carolina, Jessica organized in faith communities to abolish the death penalty, advocated for workers' rights, and led racial justice workshops. In her free time, Jessica enjoys running and volunteering in the community.