Advisory Board Member
Ptahra Jeppe is a dedicated disability civil rights attorney. 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. She earned her B.A. magna cum laude with
departmental honors from Adelphi University.
Prior to law school, Ms. Jeppe worked as Program Director at Everyone Reading (formerly the
New York branch of the International Dyslexia Association). She also 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 of
color with disabilities. She has a passion for the intersection of race and disability, and she is
dedicated to advocating for meaningful access and opportunities for all.