Jess Li


Criminal Justice Investigator


Advocacy & Policy


She, Her, Hers

Jessica Li started as ACLU-PA’s criminal justice investigator in August 2019, working in our Philadelphia office. Jess is a recent graduate of Swarthmore College, where she received her B.A. with honors in philosophy and a minor in economics. This summer, Jess interned at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School, where she conducted research into risk assessment tools, racially disparate policing, and bail practices in Boston-area courthouses. In the summer of 2018, she interned at the ACLU-PA, where she worked on ending cash bail and highlighting the expansion of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. In her free time, Jess enjoys watching all things Mike Schur, reading feminist philosophy, and above all spending time with friends and family. (Philadelphia)