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Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Vice President, Fellow, Development

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf is vice president for development at the Brennan Center for Justice. She leads and oversees all fundraising strategy for the organization. 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, lauded by Gloria Steinem as “the beginning of liberation for us all.” Periods Gone Public earned starred reviews by Library Journal and Publishers Weekly; the Washington Post called it “a riveting read . . . and a promising call to smart activism.”

Weiss-Wolf is a regular contributor to Ms. magazine. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, Salon, Bloomberg, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Weiss-Wolf was a foundations specialist at Legal Services NYC, vice president for development at the Pro-Choice Resource Center, and grants manager for the American Civil Liberties Union.

An entrepreneur at heart, she took a decade-long hiatus from the world of nonprofits to envision and cofound Milk Money, a women-owned company that creates and franchises stores that sell recycled children’s clothing.

Weiss-Wolf 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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