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Monique Marie Steele ’81

Monique Marie Steele ’81, December 14, 2004, in Berkeley, California, from cancer. Monique earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Reed. Following graduation, she worked in Portland as a legal investigator for the Urban Indian Council before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area where she became a paralegal. She attended CUNY Law School, Queens College, New York, receiving a JD in 1987, after which she accepted positions at legal firms in San Francisco and Oakland, working toward a specialty in civil rights law. In 1997 she was employed by Matthew Bender & Company, a legal reference book publisher, and in 2000 became a staff attorney for the California Public Utilities Commission. She was also a volunteer for the Coalition for Civil Rights. Survivors include her partner, Peter Bordwell, and their two children; her mother, longtime Reed staff member Ineke Steele; her father, brother, and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2005

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