Angelica Quirarte at Moffett Federal Airfield

Angelica Quirarte at Moffett Federal Airfield

After graduating from UCSB in 2013 with a BA in the History of Public Policy, Angelica Quirarte held a position as an Executive Fellow at the Capital Fellows Program.

She was then offered a position as a Policy Analyst for the California Government Operations Agency.

As a staff member for a member of Governor Brown’s cabinet, she advises deputy secretaries on issues of innovation, management, open data, technology, process re-engineering, and human resources and meets with department directors from across the state to address urgent issues such as the drought and cap and trade. She also meets with the Civil Rights Coalition to hear their concerns on disparities within our civil service system, and with legislators and their staff on proposed legislation.

Highlights of her job include briefing the Agency Secretary on whether the Governor should sign or veto a bill; developing revenue-neutral strategies for creating new state efforts; managing California’s civil service improvement efforts; and serving as an evaluator for the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards.

According to Angelica, “Being a history major has given me a perspective that allows me to thrive in a changing government.”

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