In addition to the great athletic performers who have been produced in Santa Barbara, there are also some professional superstars who grew up here. Jessica Morreale (Therkelsen), who graduated from San Marcos High School in 2002, has been recognized as one of the top 40 young lawyers by the American Bar Association. Jessica is a recognized expert in international refugee and human rights law, having led Asylum Access’s worldwide policy advocacy and strategic litigation efforts since 2011. She received her JD and Honors Certificate in International Law from the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she is an Adjunct Professor. Jessica acknowledges her teacher, Eric Burrows, as one of her role models and heroes for his work with students at San Marcos.