Olivia Justice is a program assistant at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.
What is a typical day like for you?
The only typical part of my day is knowing it won’t by typical. As many may know, working with youth can be a series of learning experiences and that’s what keeps me on my feet. Within the last year, I worked as a training specialist on my team for schools throughout the county—from Otay Mesa to San Marcos—preparing young adults for the workforce by providing work readiness workshops. When I’m not training, I am supporting my team and others with coordinating events and leading late evening workshops for 16-24 year olds.
If you had $30,000 to donate to a workforce development program, what would you want done with it?
I would invest that money into partnerships to provide housing ,career, mental health and financial services for homeless families and youth who have endured financial, physical and emotional abuse.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I am a professional lounger. I am constantly thinking about the best ways to be comfortable, wherever I am whether it’s the beach, the pool or the park. When I’m not lounging, I am eating and spending as much time with my husband as I can before he is deployed.