Student Spotlight: Jesse Roth

Jesse Roth – Mentoring Lead for JHP @ Penn

Jesse is a senior at Penn majoringin Political Science and minoring in Philosophy and Classical Studies. He joined JHP his sophomore year and has held several positions on the board including Mentoring Lead and Head of Social Media. He participated in JHP’s Mayanot Birthright trip the summer after his junior year.
The highlight of Jesse’s JHP career thus far was leading the fall mentoring retreat to New York City this November. He was able to join an impressive group of JHP and Penn alum along with excited JHP students for a great event. Over the past two summers Jesse spent his time working within the Sports and Entertainment Industry at companies such as Roc Nation and Principato Young Entertainment, helping to manage individuals such as Kevin Durant, Dez Bryant, John Travolta, and Queen Latifah. Jesse is also heavily involved on campus in organizations such as Swipe Out Hunger, the Undergraduate Sports Business Club, Sinai Scholars, the Peer Major Advising Program, and is a former 3 year Division 1 college baseball player.
According to Jesse, his favorite part about JHP is the community that it has created:
“As an athlete, I came into JHP searching for a community of Jewish students from similar backgrounds as myself in order to have an escape from the community of Penn athletics, where Jews are a significant minority. JHP allowed me to meet every Sunday with these people and engage in religious events in a comforting environment. My Penn experience would not have been the same without JHP.”

Read more about Jesse’s involvement on campus at the Jewish Exponent: