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Paula Dersom

Paula has experienced all aspects of the foster care system having been a foster parent for many children and an Advocate with CASA of Ventura County since 2006. As a Peer Coordinator, Paula has specialized in working with Infants and Toddlers and helped create the training for this specialized advocacy. Paula’s Advocates appreciate her:

-Common sense and desire to find workable solutions
-Support and availability to the needs of her Advocates
-Experience and understanding of the social welfare system in Ventura County

Paula received her BA from California State University Northridge in Psychology and her MA from Loyola Marymount in Private School Education. She was a K-8 teacher specializing in science and an elementary school principal.