Jillian Tuck directs UUSC’s response to urgent humanitarian disasters and gross violations of civil and political rights. As the senior program leader of the Rights at Risk Program, Tuck develops program strategy, cultivates relationships with grassroots partners, and provides technical expertise to a variety of stakeholders.
Tuck is an attorney, educator, and dedicated immigrants’ rights activist. Prior to joining UUSC, she worked as the assistant director of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy and, before that, as the asylum program manager at Physicians for Human Rights. She serves on the board of directors of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala and provides pro bono legal representation to asylum seekers and unaccompanied immigrant children.
Tuck holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, where she currently teaches refugee and asylum law. She is fluent in Spanish.
jtuck @ uusc.org