Jeanne Segil | Social Justice Studies

From: Highland Park, IL

Pomona Days: Class of 2009, Social Justice Studies (self-designed major)

Current Employment: Colorado State Public Defender's Office 

Past Employment: Law Fellow at Equal Justice Initiative, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Harvard Law School Class of 2014, Internships at the Public Defender Service and the Center on Wrongful Convictions


I feel so grateful that I attended Pomona College and I am thrilled to be a part of this alumni program. The friendships that I formed and the lessons that I learned while at Pomona continue to guide me. My best friend and I formed the Social Justice Studies major in order to tailor our academic experience to our passion for social change. After graduation, I spent ten months working at the University of Fort Hare through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant. While attending Harvard Law School, I participated in the Criminal Justice Institute, the Human Rights Clinic, and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. I just moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to serve as a law fellow with the Equal Justice Initiative. I am eager to talk to anyone interested in pursuing a career in public interest law, particularly in the fields of criminal justice and human rights.