Mary Ellison is a Staff Attorney in the Women’s Human Rights program at The Advocates for Human Rights. She assisted in writing and editing the recently published “Sex Trafficking Needs Assessment for the State of Minnesota.” Mary has also assisted Cheryl Thomas and Aviva Breen in conducting two days of meetings in Yerevan, Armenia in June 2008 on “Advocacy and Lobbying for a Domestic Violence Law in Armenia.” She received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in June 2007. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota. Mary graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Family Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies. She also earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Colorado State University.