Professor Yvonne Troya is the Legal Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors, a collaboration 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. Yvonne was also instrumental in the planning of a law school-based medical-legal partnership in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Yvonne has served in internships at the World Organization Against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland; UC Berkeley Law’s International Human Rights Clinic; and La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco. She holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law 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 Decision-making, Children and Families, Medical-Legal Partnerships, Public Policy and Advocacy, Vulnerable Populations, Health Disparities, Poverty, and Public Benefits