Laura Weiss is an Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Cornell Women's Resource Center. She also serves as one of the Confidential Victim Advocates for Cornell. She loves working with students to create events, programming, and awareness on matters of gender, feminism, sexuality, diversity and other issues that impact women's lives. Prior to coming to Cornell, Laura worked as a therapist specializing in sexual assault counseling at Northeastern University, where she was also a lecturer in the Human Services department.
Laura holds a B.A. in English Literature and History from Brandeis University, and a Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University. While she grew up in a tiny village in upstate NY, she has lived in Boston, London, Edinburgh, and NYC, and feels that Ithaca is the perfect place for her now.
Laura welcomes interesting and engaging conversations on just about any subject. Her favorite topics are: good books, good movies, feminism, blogs, pop culture (especially feminist blogs about pop culture), vegetarian recipes, random trivia, women in politics, life after college, and international travel. Laura lives in the country with her husband and daughter, and their four cats.