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Angela Bortel
Angela Bortel is a staff attorney with the Women’s Program.  She received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley - Boalt Hall.  She received a B.A. from Kalamazoo College, where she majored in political science and international and area studies with an emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe.  Prior to law school, Ms. Bortel was a U.S. State Department/IREX Fellow in Moscow, where she attended Moscow State University and volunteered with numerous non-profits women's groups such the Angel Coalition, an anti-trafficking coalition.  Her work in Russia included training women's groups, working with trafficking victims, authoring Moscow-Helsinki Group’s annual report on women and helping draft proposed anti-trafficking legislation.  During law school, Ms. Bortel founded and oversaw a legal advocacy project at Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) in San Francisco.  There she taught street law classes, advocated for clients, as well as led legal trainings to public prosecutors, district attorneys and international delegations on U.S. anti-trafficking law.  Ms. Bortel also clerked in the domestic violence program at Bay Area Legal Aid and served as a member of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition.  After law school, she worked as an attorney at Kerosky and Associates in San Francisco, California, where she practiced immigration and general civil litigation. Ms. Bortel is admitted to practice in California (inactive) and Minnesota.