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Shanna Bennell Leipzig

Affiliations and Roles

Advisor, EOP/HEOP

Affirming Pronouns: she/her/hers

Professional Staff


Shanna is passionate about education and has worked in various educational capacities for over ten years including, amongst other things, teaching English and working for Quizlet Inc. Originally from Colorado, she has worked at Cornell’s Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives in various roles since the beginning of 2019 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to support students as they work to achieve their academic, personal and career goals. Shanna holds degrees in Liberal Arts & English Education with a concentration in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is a licensed educator in the State of Colorado who specialized in Language Arts education for Gifted and Talented students. In her free time, she enjoys reading Sci-Fi, live music, international travel, hiking, playing Roller Derby, cooking & baking, making things from scratch and snuggling her rescue pit bull.