Laura Kovach, M.Ed., is the Director for Prevention, Education & Training at the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse and an adjunct faculty member in the Women's and Gender Studies Programs at Georgetown University.
She earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and Minor in Women’s Studies, from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001, and a M. Ed. in Higher Education from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007. Laura worked in Higher Education for over 12 years before returning to the Non-Profit community to pursue sexual assault prevention, training and consultation. Her areas of focus include power based violence primary prevention, Title IX policy and practice and campus climate.
From 1999-2005 Laura worked in the non-profit community where she provided direct support and counseling to survivors of rape, intimate partner violence, and stalking, and educated communities about intervention and prevention strategies on violence issues. She worked at Centre Safe (Formerly the Centre County Women's Resource Center) in State College, Pennsylvania and My Sister’s Place, Inc., in Washington DC., and served as a representative for both agencies with the local college campus communities.