Jenny Jeon was born in Daegu, South Korea. At the age of 4, she came to the United States with her family. She was raised within an immigrant community in Los Angeles, CA and now lives with her family in San Diego. As a Korean American immigrant, she hopes to raise awareness about the presence of AAPI members within the undocumented community and bring Asian representation to the DACA community.
Jenny graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020 with dual degrees in Political Economy and Media Studies with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. For over three years, Jenny has been working at Inequality Media, a non-profit organization co-founded by former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, that works to educate and engage the public about inequality and imbalance of power using digital media. At Inequality Media, she assists with a range of critical audience development on outward-facing media projects and operational efforts, such as internal financial administration.
Jenny’s immediate goal is to attend law school to pursue her aspirations of working within a non-profit that provides legal resources to underrepresented communities. Knowing the struggles that low-income immigrant families face, she hopes to give back to these communities of which she is a part of.
For the DreamSF Fellowship, Jenny is placed at Legal Services for Children (LSC) as a Legal Assistant. At LSC, she is aiding youth empowerment and rights through helping youth with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases and presenting information at legal aid workshops to the larger Bay Area.
In her free time, Jenny likes to take her dogs on walks, explore different cafés, and travel to new cities. She also loves learning random trivia facts and watching animal documentaries. Because of her love for animals, Jenny hopes to be able to visit both the Serengeti and the Galápagos Islands one day.