Institute Staff

Abel Valenzuela Jr.

Abel Valenzuela Jr.

Director
abel@ucla.edu
(310) 267-4738
Noah Zatz

Noah Zatz

Associate Director
(310) 206-1674
Nancy Velasquez

Nancy Velasquez

Chief Administrative Officer
(310) 267-4567
Mariedith Ashford

Mariedith Ashford

Office Manager
(310) 825-8393
Gloria Chan

Gloria Chan

Student Affairs Officer
gchan@irle.ucla.edu
(310) 206-0812
9244 Bunche Hall
Mary Delgado

Mary Delgado

Senior Fund Manager
mdelgado@irle.ucla.edu
(310) 206-5111
Veronica Gnandt

Veronica Gnandt

Departmental Technology Associate
(310) 206-2745

Michael Kang

Human Resources & Academic Personnel Manager
(310) 267-4739
Brittney Lee

Brittney Lee

Programming Coordinator
(310) 206-5506
Stefanie Ritoper

Stefanie Ritoper

Director of Communications
(213) 375-4841

Unit Directors

Kent Wong

Kent Wong

Director, UCLA Labor Center
Linda Delp

Linda Delp

Director, Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program
Ellen Sheehan

Ellen Sheehan

Executive Director, HARRT

Visiting Scholars

Stephanie Limoncelli

Stephanie Limoncelli

Stephanie Limoncelli (September 2016 - June 2017) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She has a PhD from UCLA. Her research at IRLE will focus on collaborations between labor groups and international nongovernmental organizations in efforts to combat human trafficking.

Zeynep Sisli

Zeynep Sisli

Zeynep Sisli (September 2016 - September 2017) is an associate professor in Faculty of Law at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. She has a PhD in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. Her research at IRLE will focus on “Roles of Institutions and State Agencies in Promoting and Enforcing Occupational Health and Safety Rules: A Comparison between the U.S.A.and Turkey”.

Paolo Marinaro

Paolo Marinaro

Paolo Marinaro (August 2016 - February 2017) is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research focuses on union relations in transnational corporation in Mexico.

Craig Zabala

Craig Zabala

Craig Zabala (May 2016 - December 2017) is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Concorde Group, Inc., a financial services firm in New York City. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany. He is a Ph.D. in Finance Candidate at EDHEC-Risk Institute, EDHEC Business School, École des Hautes Études Commerciales du Nord, Nice, France. He has an A.B. (1974), M.A. (1977), and Ph.D. (1983) in Sociology and a post-doc (1986) in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in the Graduate School of Management from the University of California at Los Angeles. His research at IRLE will be in the fields of industrial relations and collective bargaining, economic sociology, political economy, economics, finance, and management.

Jorge Carrillo Viveros

Jorge Carrillo Viveros

Jorge Carrillo Viveros (in residence: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016) is a full time researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico. He has a PhD in Sociology from El Colegio de Mexico. His research at IRLE will focus on quality of employment in multinational corporations in Mexico.