Ana Luz Gonzalez-Vasquez is a Project Manager at the UCLA Labor Center currently evaluating High Road Training Partnerships for the California Workforce Development Board. She has over a decade of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research projects focused on low-wage workers, informal labor markets, and worker centers. Her dissertation examines the impact of day labor hiring sites on the labor market outcomes and civic engagement of day laborers. In 2010, Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez co-authored a ground-breaking report on the prevalence of workplace violations among low-wage workers in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining the Labor Center, Mrs. Gonzalez-Vasquez was the Project Coordinator of the UCI Community and Labor Project. At UCI, Ms. Gonzalez-Vazquez conducted a wage theft study on low-wage workers in Orange County and was a lecturer at the Law School. She has also conducted research on aging and economic security for the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and holds a lecturer position at UCLA in the Labor & Workplace Studies Minor.
Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez earned a dual B.A. in Economics and Social Science with a specialization in Public and Community Service and a minor in Spanish from UCI. She earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA. Recently, Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez co-edited a book, Nonviolence and Social Movements, with Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. and Kent Wong, published by the UCLA Labor Center.