Weiss is the UChicago Liaison for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She develops and moderates programs centered on climate, nuclear and emerging technology risks for University of Chicago students and the broader university community. Weiss is currently studying political science as a masters student at UChicago. Previously, she received her B.S. from MIT, where she majored in physics and minored in political science. As an undergraduate, Weiss conducted research in neutrino physics and interpretations of quantum mechanics, and she co-authored a publication in Physical Review Letters. In the summer of 2017, Weiss interned at the MIT Washington Office, where she authored articles on R&D policy developments for MIT leadership and faculty. She spoke on scientific responsibility and self regulation at a Union of Concerned Scientists 2018 symposium, and her current research addresses that subject by examining the development of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.