Laura Wolff is the Director of the NYC Behavioral Design Center at ideas42. Through educational workshops and ‘assist’ and ‘invent’ projects, the Center helps local non-profits infuse behavioral science approaches into their practice, program design, and professional development. In her prior position as Program Director at the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Laura managed the foundation’s grant programs supporting efforts to improve New York City and State government policies and programs; and to safeguard reproductive rights and access to comprehensive reproductive health care nationally. Laura has also worked as a Program and Strategy Consultant for philanthropic, government, and nonprofit clients.
Currently a member of the Women’s City Club Board of Directors, Laura was a founding board member of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and served on the boards of the Feminist Press, Philanthropy New York, and the YWCA of Brooklyn.
Laura began her career in social science book publishing, holding editorial positions at the Free Press and Dell Publishing Companies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and an M.A. in Psychology from New York University.