AboutOur PeopleErin Jeon
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Fellow, Class of 2027

Erin Jeon

English, Digital Humanities
Queens, New YorK

Erin Jeon is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in English and minoring in Digital Humanities. She is a first-generation, low-income student who hails from Queens, New York. Erin has a profound interest in the intersection of law and literature and strives to attend law school. Her journey into this field was sparked by a fascination for how narratives shape our understanding of legal principles and societal norms.  

Throughout her time at Penn, Erin is eager to delve into themes of accessibility in literature. She hopes to learn more about how literature can be a tool for social change, addressing issues of justice, equity, and privilege. She is particularly interested in examining how literature can both empower and marginalize individuals, and she seeks to understand how to foster a more inclusive literary community. The SNF Paideia pillars of service and citizenship deeply resonate with Erin’s interest in promoting accessibility to literature. She looks forward to taking SNF Paideia designated courses that can help her integrate dialogic skills with her academic interests, and she is committed to using her platform to advocate for greater accessibility and representation in literature. 

Beyond academics, Erin is involved in various extracurricular activities, including the QuestBridge Scholars Network at Penn, 34th Street Magazine, Penn Student Government, Kite & Key Society, and the First-Generation Low-Income Dean’s Advisory Board.