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Dr. Amy Firestone

Senior Advisor, Office of Apprenticeship
U.S. Department of Labor

Dr. Firestone is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship. In her role, she leads the private sector and educational institutions on developing youth and post-secondary apprenticeship programs. Dr. Firestone also manages the USDOL and U.S. Department of Education’s Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC), a national network of over 320 colleges that allow apprentice graduates to accelerate completion of their post-secondary degrees. Her professional and academic career has focused on youth and education opportunities in the United States and Latin America. Dr. Firestone was a 2012 Presidential Management Fellow at USDOL where she also worked in occupational safety and health for Hispanic workers and child labor and human trafficking in Latin America. She obtained her doctoral degree in Spanish Sociolinguistics and Master of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Firestone’s first book, “We Combine Quechua:” Urban Youth’s Language and Identity in Peru, was published in Peru in September 2017. Dr. Firestone is bilingual in Spanish, and has also studied Arabic, Aymara, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Quechua, and Russian.

Dr. Amy Firestone will be speaking at:

Federal Agency Round Robin

March 12, 2018 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ,

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