Ptahra Jeppe

Position: Staff Attorney, Advocates for Children of New York
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Ptahra Jeppe headshot
Ptahra Jeppe headshot

Ptahra Jeppe joined Disability Rights Advocates in 2020 as a Wolinsky Fellowship Attorney. She departed DRA in 2021 to become a Staff Attorney at Advocates for Children of New York.

Ms. Jeppe received her J.D. magna cum laude with a curricular focus in Disability Law & Policy and an M.S.Ed. in Disability Studies from Syracuse University College of Law. Ms. Jeppe received her B.A. magna cum laude with departmental honors from Adelphi University.

While in law school, Ms. Jeppe was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society. She served as President of her law school’s Disability Law Society and Black Law Students Association. In addition, she was a Board Member of DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring).

Prior to law school, Ms. Jeppe worked as Program Director at Everyone Reading (formerly the New York branch of the International Dyslexia Association) and Served as Chief of Staff to New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. In both capacities, she worked to advocate for and uplift the voices of those in need and individuals with disabilities.

Ms. Jeppe has extreme dyslexia and a personal understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities. She is thrilled to work with DRA, where she looks forward to advocating for meaningful access and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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