Jesse Southerland serves as Legal Assistant and Project Manager for Research & Investigations at Americans United for Life, having joined in September 2019. He supports and enhances AUL as the nation’s preeminent legal organization fighting on the side of life. Prior to joining AUL, Jesse worked for U.S. Congressman Pete Olson. Before his time on the Hill, he spent two years in the private sector working for a commercial HVAC company and a year in the Middle East helping to establish an NGO that provided support to Syrian Refugees. As an undergraduate, Jesse majored in Political Science and minored History at North Carolina Wesleyan College.