Jeff Simon

Policy Lab Co-Director

Jeff wants to eliminate barriers to human flourishing in marginalized and immigrant communities. He received a BS in Chemistry at the University of Michigan and a MS in Chemistry at Stanford University. Before coming to Penn Law, Jeff taught high school chemistry in Passaic, New Jersey and was a college adviser at a high school in the Bronx. After his first year at Penn Law, Jeff interned at the Tahirih Justice Center in Atlanta, which advocates for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. As a second-year student, he served as a Co-Director for the Penn Law Immigrant Rights Project, an Auction Co-Chair for the Equal Justice Foundation, and as a Mentoring Co-Chair with the Student Public Interest Network. He is pursuing a concurrent public policy degree with the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs, and plans to practice immigration law or civil legal aid after law school. 


Jeff loves sketch comedy shows (especially SNL and Key and Peele), roasts on Comedy Central, and he breathes renewed life into his soul every week when he goes to Trader Joe's, his favorite grocery store of all.