Laura Shaw Frank, Director of Recruitment, Placement and Alumnae Relations at Yeshivat Maharat, is completing her PhD in modern Jewish history at the University of Maryland. She is also a member of the history faculty and an Israel guidance counselor at SAR High School in Riverdale. Before moving to New York, Laura was the chair of the Jewish History Department and Director of Israel Guidance at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School in Baltimore, MD. A former commercial litigator, Laura is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. She is a founding board member of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, and currently serves on JOFA's Executive Board. She lives in Riverdale with her husband, Rabbi Aaron Frank, and their four children.