Emily Chertoff – Executive Director

Emily joined the Consortium as its first Executive Director in July 2020. She comes to the Consortium from the largest immigrant defense organization in Southern California, where she helped build the organization’s new litigation and advocacy unit, litigated cases at the Ninth Circuit and in district court, and represented immigrants detained at Adelanto ICE Processing Center. She has a background in impact litigation, advocacy, and media. She speaks fluent Spanish and grew up in Union County.

Jeustin Navarro – Programs and Outreach Associate

Jeustin was born and raised in San Isidro, Costa Rica. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 9 and has lived in central New Jersey with his mom and brother since then. He is a recent Colgate University graduate where he studied Women’s Studies, Latin American Studies and Geography. His experience working with Princeton University Preparatory Program allowed him to give back to his community as he worked alongside Mercer County youth towards their personal, intellectual and professional growth. He enjoys the outdoors, trying different foods, reading fiction and fighting for people’s rights. It is an honor and privilege for him to join the Consortium and advocate for immigrant youth across the state and the rest of the country.