Justin Boro joined the law school in February 2016. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Portland State University in 2011, where he focused his studies on the effects of development and trade on political institutions and cultures. After graduation, Justin interned with state, federal, and local government offices to help improve the lives of Oregonians. Before joining the University, Justin worked at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). During his time at NICWA he focused on donor relations and increasing awareness of the need to increase compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act and NICWA’s work across Indian Country to promote the well-being of Native children and families. Prior to his service at NICWA, he worked in the Oregon Senate where he helped advocate for the Foster Youth Bill of Rights (SB 123), cultural competency in health care delivery (HB 2611A), and addressing the over representation of minorities within the social services and corrections systems (SB 463B).