Joel Shapiro is an attorney and policy advisor. He has served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Policy Counsel to Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, and as a Deputy District Attorney. As lobbyist for the “Kids Are Not For Sale" coalition, Joel has advocated on behalf of sex trafficking victims and survivors. He also represents trafficking victims and survivors in litigation.
ANDREA LAMPERT, J.D.
Co-Founder & Center Coordinator
Andrea co-founded Trafficking Victims & Survivors Law Center after realizing the need for trauma informed legal advocacy for trafficked persons. She brings over 25 years of legal representation, law and policy analysis, victim’s advocacy, NGO experience, and legal writing to the center. She is a pro bono Attorney with the Oregon State Bar.
Development & Research
Nina attended the University of Oregon with focuses in: Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. She has previously worked within the nonprofit sector on issues around sensitively and ethically serving marginalized communities for more equitable outcomes. Her beliefs in accessibility and representation are central to her goals of critical advocacy and bolstering legal reform and public policy change.
Sabrina is a graduate and law student at the University of Oregon studying nonprofit management, conflict and dispute resolution and law. Her passion lies in advocating for human rights, particularly in anti-human trafficking. Sabrina aspires to help create more survivor centric policies, increase victim resource access, and provide survivor legal representation. Sabrina will aid TLC in legal assistance and research, non profit and community development and survivor advocacy.