Cindy Bunker ’80, JD’83

Distinguished Alumni Citation

In both her personal and professional life, Bunker has consistently embodied Willamette University’s motto.

Since graduating from the College of Law, she has worked for the past 31 years as a public defender for Multnomah Defenders, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that only accepts court-appointed cases. Bunker currently specializes in juvenile law. In addition to her full-time employment, Bunker makes time for volunteer work for organizations including Meals on Wheels, her church and her children’s school.

She also provides generous support to Willamette University, her local food bank, Basic Rights Oregon and other political and social causes.