Aleyda Toruno

Senior Extension Associate

201 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-8300
Fax: (607)255-2763

Aleyda Toruno

Aleyda has been advocating for the rights of people with disabilities for over 20 years. Prior to her current position at Cornell, she represented clients in mediations and hearings in Social Security work incentives, vocational rehabilitation, special education, California Regional Center services and Medi-Cal. Her passion to help clients through the employment continuum led her to the world of work incentives counseling. Most recently she was the project manager and work incentives counselor through the federally funded WIPA project at Disability Rights California. Aleyda joined Cornell in 2023 where she provides work incentives training, technical assistance and support at the Yang-Tan Institute.


JD Whittier Law School
BA University of California, Riverside