Elleanor Chin

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Elleanor was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains to one Appalachian and one immigrant parent, raised in the Midwest and moved to Oregon in 2005. She has a degree in American History and Ethnic Issues from Bryn Mawr College and her JD and MSW degrees from the University of Michigan. She has lived in all three of the states that begin with “O”. She lives in Portland with her husband and children.

After fourteen years as a commercial litigator she is working as a litigation consultant, writer and freelance troublemaker. She is on the Boards of the Oregon Chapter of the National Organization for Women and Family Forward Oregon. Unless specifically stated, the opinions published here are Elleanor's, not those of Oregon NOW or Family Forward Oregon. When not preoccupied with the infamous “work/family balance,” Elleanor enjoys reading biographies, baking yeast bread, and digging in her garden.


PublishedTitle Comments
May. 23, 2016Support Patient Care and Confidentiality at Hillsboro School Based Health Center
May. 21, 2015Elizabeth Hovde is Really Worried We Just Don't Understand How Hard It Is To Be a Parent
May. 10, 2015Putting Our Hearts and Our Money Where They Count: Paid Sick Days in Context
Feb. 12, 2015Chips or Children: Preserving Families at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Jan. 20, 2015We’re Going to Hell and Still Can’t do Math – Minimum Wage, Poverty Wage and Living Wage in Oregon
Dec. 16, 2014School Policy: When faced with the Plague, why are you bringing Band-Aids?
Oct. 23, 2014#ProtectAllWomen: Gabby Giffords Tours the Country to Raise Awareness of Gun Violence Against Women
Sep. 30, 2014What Part of Equality Don't You Understand?
Sep. 29, 2014When Women Succeed, Oregon Succeeds
Sep. 01, 2014Bread and Roses
Aug. 28, 2014Equality: Celebrate It, Promote It, Use It or Lose It
Aug. 22, 2014Who Pays for Families?
Jun. 29, 2014All Families Are Equal But Some are More Equal than Others
Jun. 23, 2014Summer Hunger: more than waiting for the ice cream truck
Jun. 06, 2014Oregon, The Oregonian and a #YesAllWomen Lab Rat
May. 30, 2014Let's stand up and be counted for equal rights
May. 19, 2014The Middle Class – How Do We Get There from Here?

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