Maura Connelly is Associate Director in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
In this role, Maura is primarily responsible for investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct reported against staff, faculty, and third-party affiliates of Columbia University.
Maura is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law - Newark. After graduation from law school, Maura held two clerkships with judges in the New Jersey Appellate Division and United States District Court. Maura has spent the past 5 years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City, where she handled a variety of different legal matters, including civil rights cases. She has appeared in the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and state and federal trial courts.
Maura lives in Jersey City with her husband and dog. In her free time, Maura enjoys hiking, running, going to the beach, and fostering rescue dogs from a local animal shelter.