Emmalynn has spent most of her policy career focusing on improving the services supporting our state’s most vulnerable populations. Starting her journey in Sacramento with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, she quickly caught the labor bug and began focusing on creating policy change through organizing.
After developing a unique familiarity with the state In-Home Supportive Services Program while working for the United Domestic Workers, Emmalynn transitioned into a consultant role with the California Legislature. Here she continued her policy work on IHSS and provided expertise regarding other public programs that serve our state’s aging and disabled populations. During this time, she expanded her roots in her community by volunteering in local politics and getting involved in the 916 art scene.
As the organization’s first Policy and Research Director, Emmalynn hopes to use her heart for labor and expertise in policy development to push forward the vision of CCA at the state and federal level.