Galyn Sumida-Ross

2021 Inner City Law Center Fellow

Galyn Sumida-Ross is a rising 2L in the David J. Epstein Public Interest Program at UCLA School of Law. She graduated with a B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Prior to law school, Galyn was selected for the inaugural cohort of Partners for Justice, a nonprofit dedicated to disrupting the cycle of poverty and incarceration via holistic defense. As part of this program, she worked for two years as a Client Advocate in the Delaware Office of Defense Services, advocating for clients’ early release from pretrial detention, reduced sentencing, and parole, as well as aiding clients in obtaining employment, treatment, and benefits. This year Galyn will serve on the executive board of the El Centro Clinics, as co-chair for the Workers’ Rights Clinic, and a Project Director for the International Refugee Assistance Project. This summer at ICLC, Galyn is looking forward to learning about the intricacies of advocacy with the VA necessary to get veterans the benefits they have earned during their service.