Simeon Daferede currently works as a Project Associate for the Ending Youth Homelessness Team at Chapin Hall. He provides research and project coordination for Chapin Hall’s work on youth homelessness prevention and developing coordinated system responses to youth homelessness.
Previously, Daferede worked at the Cook County State Attorney’s Office, where he assisted in creating a database that documented Chicago police officers who were cited for patterned abuse and torture. He also worked at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in the DUI, Misdemeanor, and Traffic division and the juvenile justice and special litigation division at the Public Defenders Service in DC. Daferede was a Fellows Intern at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.
Daferede received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago, focused on American Politics, Democratic Theory, and Critical Race Theory.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Chicago