Growing up in a family and community of immigrants, Jehan is deeply committed to defending the human rights of all people, especially the fundamental right to move.
Jehan joined Pangea in April 2017. Prior to Pangea, Jehan represented detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings as an Immigration Legal Fellow with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto. Jehan also fought for policies to disentangle local law enforcement from immigration enforcement, as a Ford Fellow with Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus’s Criminal Justice Reform program.
During law school, Jehan was a student advocate for two years in the Immigrant Rights Clinic where she defended immigrants facing deportation. In the clinic, she represented asylum seekers in immigration court in New York and Texas and co-authored amicus briefs before the Eight Circuit and Board of Immigration Appeals. Jehan served as co-chair of the Latino Law Student Association and received the Vanderbilt Medal for outstanding contributions to her law school.
Jehan graduated with a full-tuition academic scholarship magna cum laude, receiving a B.A. in Political Science and Mass Communications with a minor in Civic Engagement from the University of California, Los Angeles. A Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar, she received her law degree from the New York University School of Law (’15).
Jehan is licensed to practice law in California. She speaks English and Spanish.