Andrea G. Bottner

Andrea Bottner assumed the role of Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, in October of 2006.  Prior to that appointment, Andrea served as the Principal Deputy Director in the Office on Violence Against Women. Before coming to the United States Department of Justice, Andrea worked as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Republican National Committee Co-Chairman. Andrea handled the national women's outreach strategy for the Republican National Committee in close coordination with the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign.

Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, from the University of Delaware.  After her college graduation, she worked on Capitol Hill for two different U.S. Representatives. During her time on Capitol Hill, Andrea handled criminal justice issues and other social policy issues.  Andrea earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore Law School.  Andrea spent a semester as a student at the Boston University School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2000.  Andrea worked briefly in Boston on behalf of battered women.

Andrea and her husband reside with their infant daughter, Grace, in Northwest Washington, DC.