Brenda Nogales, LL.M

Associate Director of Survivor Services

Brenda is originally from Cochabamba, Bolivia, and she permanently immigrated to the U.S. in 2005. As an immigrant she understands the challenges and concerns that most immigrants face when moving to a new country. Brenda Gorski has worked extensively on behalf of immigrant survivors of crimes of violence since 2005. She maintains a diverse caseload of U visa, VAWA and Asylum clients. She provides technical assistance to attorneys, domestic violence service providers and law enforcement agencies and has been actively involved in advocacy and community outreach. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on immigration law and domestic violence issues at a regional and national level.

Brenda is currently a member of the Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement Committee of Philadelphia, the Coordinating Council Meeting: Citywide Plan to End Domestic Violence and an advisory board member at the Latina Domestic Violence Project at Congreso de Latinos Unidos.Brenda graduated from law school in 2000 in her native country Bolivia where she used to be a middle school teacher and a volunteer at the Oficina Jurdica para la Mujer where she provided support to victims of domestic violence. In 2003, Brenda graduated from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University where she received an LL.M. degree (Master of Law).