Jesse Rubin L’25
A native of the Philadelphia area, Jesse graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and Brain Sciences and minors in Writing and Organization & Strategic Management. As an undergraduate, Jesse assisted with research surrounding ingroup inflation biases in a Memory and Cognition Lab, played for the Washington University Women’s Soccer team, and volunteered as a coach for the Bear Cubs Running Club, a program geared towards providing youth on the autism spectrum with physical and social engagement that supports their unique neurological needs. While in St. Louis, Jesse tapped into her passion for public interest work as a Complaint Counselor in the Intake Unit of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. Jesse’s legal research and client communication helped to connect members of the St. Louis community with legal support.
Jesse joins the Penn Law community most recently from Pueblo, Colorado, where she served for two years as a Teach for America Corps Member. Jesse taught middle school Math and coached co-ed soccer at a Title I school, working closely with students, guardians, and community advocates to create an equitable learning environment for traditionally underserved students. Jesse’s experience with the barriers that impact education, highlighted by the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, has motivated her to advocate for educational equity as a career.
At Penn Carey Law, Jesse hopes to explore a multidisciplinary approach to youth advocacy and education reform. She is interested in pursuing a dual degree through the Graduate School of Education’s JD/MsED in Education Policy.