Manpreet Kaur Teji is honored to be joining the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu. Manpreet recently graduated from the John Marshall Law School in May of 2017. During her law school career she committed her time to public interest law. She was a Coles Fellow with the Illinois Human Rights Commission working on employment and housing discrimination cases. Additionally, Manpreet interned for the Federal Defender of Northern District of Illinois where her work primarily focused on criminal justice reform. She was a part of team that sought out Presidential commutations for their non-violent drug offender clients. Manpreet was proud to be a part of a team that was able to secure 3 executive commutations by President Obama.
Prior to law school, Manpreet was the Program Associate at South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) in Takoma Park, MD. As part of national leading South Asian advocacy organization, Manpreet supported SAALT’s community programs including civic engagement campaigns and leadership development initiatives.
Manpreet was born and brought up in Illinois and graduated from Saint Louis University with a degree in Economics in 2012. Manpreet has worked very closely with the Sikh community through her internship with the Sikh Coalition; she organized a community hearing dealing with post 9/11 discrimination and worked with Sikh youth camps in Illinois. Manpreet has always had a keen interest and desire in working with the Asian community to address needs and concerns through projects and effective policy.
Manpreet was awarded the Indian American Bar Association Foundation Public Interest Summer Fellowship in June of 2016 and the “Youth Who Excels” award by Asian American Coalition of Chicago.