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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Special Projects, Fellow, Office of the President

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is a former vice president for development at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she led the department for over a decade and oversaw the Center’s exponential growth in revenue across all portfolios. She is now spearheading a brand new publishing initiative out of the Office of the President. A frequent writer and advocate on issues of gender, feminism, and politics in America, Weiss-Wolf is also the Brennan Center's inaugural women and democracy fellow.

As part of her work to commemorate the organization’s 20th anniversary, she conceptualized and coedited the Brennan Center’s 2015 volume Legal Change: Lesson’s from America’s Social Movements. She is the author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity (Arcade 2017), lauded by Gloria Steinem as “the beginning of liberation for us all.” Periods Gone Public earned starred reviews by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal; the Washington Post called it “a riveting read . . . and a promising call to smart activism.”

Weiss-Wolf is a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine and Newsweek. Her writing has been published in the New York TimesLos Angeles TimesTIME, BloombergCosmopolitan, Teen VogueMarie Claire, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others.

She earned a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Cardozo Women’s Law Journal, and an AB from Lafayette College.

Interested media can reach Jennifer Weiss-Wolf at weiss-wolfj@brennan.law.nyu.edu

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