- Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer, Compliance and Diversity
- B.A., University of Michigan
- J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Jessica Morak is the Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer at the Graduate Center. She previously served as an Associate General Counsel in the Litigation, Employment, and Student Affairs Unit (LESA) in CUNY’s Office of the General Counsel. In addition to her other duties, Jessica spent a significant amount of time training on, implementing, updating, and consulting on CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
Prior to joining CUNY, Jessica worked as a Staff Attorney at Sanctuary for Families, where she advocated on behalf of survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, cyber sexual abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence. While at Sanctuary, Jessica primarily worked to build the Campus Advocates Project, a novel program providing holistic and comprehensive services and support to student survivors of gender-based violence pursuing matters in the Title IX system, Civil Justice System, and/or Criminal Justice System. Jessica participated in many Title IX hearings as an attorney-advisor and has discussed her experience as an attorney-advisor during trainings, webinars, presentations, and podcasts. Jessica co-authored a Title IX Advisor Resource with SUNY’s Student Conduct Institute (SCI). Jessica started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office’s Child Abuse & Sex Crimes Bureau, where she investigated and prosecuted countless sexual assaults against children and adults.
Jessica is the former co-chair of the New York Cyber Sexual Abuse Task Force and a member of the New York Women’s Bar Association’s Criminal Law and Human Trafficking Committees. She is the recipient of the 2020 Lydia Martinez Multidisciplinary Collaboration Award, Attorney category. Jessica is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.