Lin Hendler - Treasurer
Lin took advantage of Portland's excellent local education and graduated from both Reed College followed by Lewis & Clark Law School in 2010. There, she explored many intriguing opportunities, including an Indian Law internship in South Dakota and with the public interest group Compassion and Choices, featured in the award-winning documentary “How to Die in Oregon.” She also volunteered at Doernbecher Children's Hospital for approximately three years on the Pediatric Acute Care Floor. Lin traveled extensively and attended The University of York, UK for a Master's in Medieval Literature after she graduated from Reed in 2001. Her father was an importer, and she was fortunate enough to travel the world with him to locales such as Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya and Yemen. She credits her open-minded views to what she has seen abroad and during her many years as both a volunteer and a patient in hospitals.
Lin is an Adult Congenital Heart Defect Survivor and considers herself one of the few younger lawyers who survived two open heart surgeries. It was her own battle through college and law school that drives her passion to fight for those who are battling just to survive. As a lawyer in private practice, Lin volunteered at Disability Rights Oregon and served on the Multnomah Bar Association's committee for Equality and Diversity. She further served on the Oregon State Bar Disability Law Section as Secretary and the Oregon Women Lawyers Disability Subcommittee. She is proud to make her passion her livelihood.