Innovation & Learning Manager, New Americans Campaign

An immigrant herself, Jannet dedicates her professional experiences to meet the needs of immigrants. She has served as a Policy and Programs Analyst for the Immigrations Service Bureau (ISB) of the California Department of Social Services, where she focused on implementing programs and funding initiatives to support access to legal services for immigrants. Prior to state government, she served as an OLAP Accredited Representative for the Council of Mexican Federations and Catholic Charities of Yolo and Solano, providing direct legal services in Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Jannet holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the California State University, Sacramento. Her thesis analyzed the paradox of the immigration-industrial-complex in California. Her experiences and background as an immigrant have motivated her research and professional endeavors. Jannet’s research interests include immigration, criminality, and race. She received her B. A. in Political Science and Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting Journalism from the California State University, Fullerton.