Som-Mai Q. Nguyen

I grew up in Houston and live in Philadelphia, where I work in immigration legal aid, mostly representing detained individuals in deportation proceedings. I'm admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.

For writing matters, you can reach me, though I admit very far from consistently, via Twitter or email: nqsommai[at]gmail[dot]com.

My name's pronounced “sum-EYE,” as in addition and as in anatomy. The IPA goes /sʌˈmaɪ/. “Nguyen” sounds like "penguin" without the initial “pe-,” or like “Gwen” as in Stefani. It’s Nguyễn Quý Sớm-Mai in Vietnamese. She/her works.