Jenny Chung Mejia, Senior Staff Attorney
Jenny joined Justice in Aging’s Economic Security team in March 2017 in Los Angeles, CA and works on Supplemental Security Income-related issues. Prior to joining Justice in Aging, Jenny spent nearly ten years working on promoting alternative measures of poverty, including the Elder Index, and providing programmatic, organizational, and legal services for nonprofits. During this time, Jenny cultivated and led statewide economic security initiatives comprised of diverse stakeholders. Through her work, Jenny developed and implemented programs and policies that change how funders, public agencies, politicians, service providers, advocates, and the media understand and structure poverty alleviation efforts, and trained hundreds of legal services attorneys on issues impacting nonprofit formation, governance, and activities. Jenny received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, with a certificate from the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and her B.A. from UC Berkeley.