Jeff Simon L’22
Jeff wants to eliminate barriers to human flourishing in marginalized and immigrant communities. After receiving a BS in Chemistry at the University of Michigan and a MS in Chemistry at Stanford University, Jeff joined Teach For America. He taught chemistry and forensic science for three years at Passaic High School in Passaic, New Jersey. After seeing that many of his students were the first in their families to graduate high school and attend college and faced challenges getting to and through higher education, Jeff developed a passion for college advising and spent four years at iMentor, a nonprofit organization that matches students with volunteer mentors and supports them on the path to postsecondary education and college completion.
After his first year at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Jeff interned at the Tahirih Justice Center in Atlanta, which advocates for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. Continuing his advocacy for immigrant rights, Jeff served as a Co-Director of the Penn Carey Law Immigrant Rights Project. He also served as an Auction Co-Chair for the Equal Justice Foundation and as a Mentoring Co-Chair for the Student Public Interest Network. Jeff graduated from Penn Carey Law in 2022 with a concurrent MPA degree from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs.
Jeff is now an attorney at Innovation Law Lab and Equity Corps of Oregon, a program that provides removal defense and legal services for immigrants and asylum seekers across the state of Oregon.