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USDE: Leg Affairs Goes To Former Miller (& AFT) Staffer

Gabriella gomez Inch by inch, step by step, the Obama administration is filling top USDE jobs.  

This week's addition is Gabriella Gomez, who's been nominated to head the USDE's legislative affairs office.  She's a former House staffer (Miller) and AFT lobbyist.  Details below.

Congrats, condolences.

NYT pic of Gomez during her AFT days. Click below for a Facebook pic that I think is of her, too.



Gabriella gomez facebook Official announcement:  Gabriella Gomez, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs, Department of Education Gabriella Gomez currently serves as Senior Education Policy Advisor on the Committee on Education and Labor for U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA). Prior to her work on the Committee, Gomez advocated on behalf of the American Federation of Teachers as the Assistant Director of the Department of Federal Legislation. Gomez also served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX), covering education, health and labor on the local and federal level and serving as the Congressman’s liaison for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. In 2007, Gomez received a fellowship from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a program aimed at bringing talented Hispanic leaders to work in Washington DC. Gabriella earned her Masters of Education at Harvard University, her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University and studied British Policy at the London School of Economics.

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