Laura Martocci, a former Associate Dean and faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Wagner College, began working on issues of bullying as a National Trainer with the Ophelia Project in 2001. She has worked intensively in schools and with professional organizations in the New York area since that time. In 2007 she introduced the S.A.R.A. program (Students Against Relational Aggression), a 12-week anti-bullying initiative that partners college students with 4th grade classrooms. Her recent book, Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self, draws on many of the stories she has heard over the years.