Lydia Koroma joined the Whatcom County Public Defender's Office in 2012, and is currently a Deputy II . She has worked primarily in the District and Superior Court Divisions.
Lydia has been practicing criminal defense since she graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 2007. She started her legal career in Port Orchard, Washington in Kitsap County at the law firm of Rovang Fong & Associates, where her practice also included Administrative and Immigration Law. Lydia is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court - Western District of Washington and has practiced before the Immigration Court in Seattle.
She regularly volunteers with Washington New Americans at their Citizenship Day events, and with the Northwest Immigrants Rights project as a pro-bono attorney. In 2012 she received commendation from the Washington State Bar Association for performing over 50 hours of pro bono public service.
Additionally, she completed graduate studies in foreign languages at Indiana State University where she was inducted into Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, and is fluent in French, Mende and Krio.