U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor

Jennifer has had a long-standing commitment to serving the Filipino community. Jennifer completed a Master’s from Georgetown and pursued a Ph.D. at Northwestern (which she did not complete), studying the neo-colonial effects of international development standards onto the Philippines. However, she left academia to directly help workers disenfranchised by a political economy that caters to the neoliberal dictates of the powerful.

Most recently, Jennifer was a workers’ rights  attorney at Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP. Prior to the firm, Jennifer worked as a Bay Area Legal Incubator Attorney at the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) and the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic, helping low-wage Filipino workers with their labor trafficking and wage theft claims. Starting in late June 2018, Jennifer will work as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor, enforcing Federal laws born out of the labor and civil rights movements of our country.

Jennifer obtained her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was the first woman of color to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the USF Law Review and was an Advocate of the Year finalist. In 2015, Jennifer worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court.

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