Vanessa Soma, Esq.
Legal Services Manager/Staff Attorney
Vanessa manages YWCA Glendale’s Legal Services Program, primarily assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence with family law and immigration matters as staff attorney. Prior to joining YWCA Glendale, Vanessa worked at Community Legal Services as a staff attorney and self-help center attorney. She has also worked in solo practice and immigration firms, serving victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, persecution and torture. Vanessa received a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies, Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Gender Studies and Juris Doctor with a specialization in Critical Race Studies, from University of California Los Angeles.