Are you interested in the California Labor Commissioner’s Office? Are you wondering how you can apply to this government sector job after graduation? Find out during our next virtual hangout Thursday, May 13th, from 4-5pm, where we connect and have an informal Q&A with UCLA alumni Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner Jocelyn Lopez and Field Enforcement Deputy II Juliet Ovalle. Let’s share space and have a casual conversation about careers with the CA Labor Commissioner’s Office!
Jocelyn is a first generation college student who graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Labor and Workplace Studies. Despite her limited knowledge in the system and struggling to navigate college and build a career, Jocelyn has gone on to receive her Masters in Public Administration from Cal State Long Beach and is now a Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner at the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, under the Judgment Enforcement Unit and she’s also a labor studies lecturer at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Jocelyn is very thankful to her college counselors and mentors who guided her along the way and look forward to helping those beginning their journey as well.
Juliet was born in Colombia and immigrated to LA at the age of four. As a transfer student at UCLA, 2007-2009, Juliet created student-initiated campaigns that supported campus workers from AFSCME Local 3299, Russell Athletic UCLA divestment campaign in support of Honduran garment workers, and the Save the UCLA Labor Center campaign. After graduating, Juliet obtained an internship with the Community Labor Environmental Action Network (C.L.E.A.N) Car Wash Campaign where she was then hired as a full time organizer and eventually became a lead organizer. Today, Juliet is a Deputy II with the Bureau of Field Enforcement of the California Labor Commissioner’s Office and a proud mom of an energetic five-year-old.