Timna Axel, Director of Communications

Timna Axel, Director of Communications

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Before joining Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in June of 2016, Timna Axel worked for three years as the Senior Midwest Field Organizer for J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. Timna was born in Israel and grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. In 2012 she reported for the Cape Argus in Cape Town, South Africa and investigated wrongful convictions with the Medill Justice Project. She received her B.A. in History and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2013. As a reporting fellow for City Bureau, she was part of a team that received the 2017 Peter Lisagor Award for Best In-depth Reporting in a Community Newspaper.  In 2017, Timna won YNPN Chicago's Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award.

You can contact Timna Axel at taxel@clccrul.org.

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