Third-Year Law Student
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Mary Jessica Simon is an aspiring criminal attorney, political leader and non-profit director.
Ms. Simon has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Spelman College. Since 2005 she has been serving her community as a public servant. Ms. Simon was able to gain experience as an intern with The National Center for Human Rights Education, Public Defender’s Services of District of Columbia and the Congressional District Office of Congressman John Lewis. In 2007 and 2008, Ms. Simon was committed to the engagement of the 2008 Presidential Campaign. She was selected to participate in Camp Obama for extensive interpersonal training to form grassroots campaign organizing. In 2013, Ms. Simon also volunteered for the campaign of United States Senator, Cory Booker. She held multiple leadership roles at her local church, Hope Cathedral of Jackson, New Jersey. She was also an advocate for children in foster care as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Essex County, New Jersey. She is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Since her enrollment at Quinnipiac University School of Law, Ms. Simon was elected as the Poverty Awareness Chair for the Public Interest Law Project and the Community Service Chair for the Society for Dispute Resolution. Additionally, she was selected to be an Admissions Ambassador and was a representative of the Student Bar Association. Ms. Simon has gained civil, family and criminal legal experience from various internships, her participation in the Civil Justice Clinic and her employment in the Sappern Fellowship Program.