Jorge Ledesma

Harvard University

Jorge Ledesma graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard University. Born in Colombia and raised by a single mother, he studies the particular role of disability in low-income communities of color with a focus on policing and mass incarceration. In 2019, Jorge earned Harvard’s John Palfrey Prize as “the most distinguished scholar in the senior class who is the recipient of a stipendiary scholarship.” He spent his postgraduate years as a Special Assistant in the Suffolk County (Greater Boston) District Attorney’s Office, leading an accessibility-based policy project and developing community engagement initiatives. As a Marshall Scholar, he will read for the MPhil in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford.