ICLA/WLALA Fellowship Recipients Announced

March 2021

The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) Foundation’s and Inner City Law Center’s (ICLC) fellowship is a 10 week program awarded yearly for the summer for students who have demonstrated a commitment to advocating for the underserved. There is a stipend of $6,000 for each fellow from the WLALA Foundation. The fellows work with ICLC’s Homeless Veterans Project and focus on issues affecting women veterans, including those who have been victims of military sexual trauma. The fellows assist with intake, research issues affecting the ability of women veterans to receive discharge upgrades and benefits, review and analyze client files, draft applications in support of discharge upgrades and benefits, and work directly with Homeless Veterans Project staff on all matters applicable to their clients.

WLALA is delighted to announce the 2021 fellows: Leilani Stacy and Galyn Sumida-Ross. Leilani Stacy is a 1st year student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law graduating in May 2023. Leilani received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College. She worked for the Mayor’s Office of Food Access, the Office of Civic Engagement, Goldman Sachs, and for the Fulbright Association in Lisbon, Portugal as a Fulbright Research Scholar. Galyn Sumida-Ross is a 1st year student at UCLA School of Law graduating in May 2023. Galyn received a B.S. in International Culture and Politics from Georgetown University. She worked for various public service organizations such as: Partners for Justice, Wilmington, DE, Ayuda, Washington, D.C., Amigos de las Américas, Yucatán, Mexico, and the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.