Professor Yvonne Troya is the Legal Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors, a partnership between UCSF and UC Hastings College of the Law. She previously served as Clinical Supervisor and Staff Attorney of the Health Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center, the community-based component of UC Berkeley Law’s Clinical Program. While there, Yvonne worked in two medical-legal partnerships serving low-income adults with HIV/AIDS and families seen at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
In addition, she comes with a broad range of experience in human rights work around the world. She has been instrumental in setting up a law school-based medical legal partnership between the Gender and Justice Program of Heal Africa and the Universityé des Pais des Grands Lacs, based in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has also served in internships at the World Organization Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland; the Boalt Hall International Human Rights Clinic in Berkeley; and La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco. She holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall and her B.A. in Biology and Latin American Studies from Bowdoin College. She is fluent in Spanish and French.
Courses Taught: Medical Legal Partnership Clinic
Expertise: Aging and Elderly, Healthcare Decisionmaking, Children and Families, Medical-Legal Partnerships, Public Policy and Advocacy, Vulnerable Populations, Health Disparities, Poverty, and Public Benefits