Emylene Aspilla

Emylene Aspilla

Job Quality Fellow, Class of 2017-18, Economic Opportunities Program

Director of Workplace & Employment Standards, City of Oakland, Oakland, CA

Emylene Aspilla currently serves as the Director of Workplace & Employment Standards for the City of Oakland, California. Previously, Emylene was the Director of Social Responsibility and Community Sustainability for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). In this role, Emylene Aspilla was responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that promote the social and economic well-being of the Airport’s communities. In addition to the Airport’s various economic, workforce, and community development programs, Emylene oversaw the Quality Standards Program (QSP), an industry-leading initiative that establishes training, equipment, and compensation and benefits standards for airlines and service providers whose employees perform services impacting safety and security at SFO. Prior to joining the SFO team, Emylene was the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at the City and County of San Francisco, where she led policy and planning efforts and implemented special projects. Emylene gained significant experience managing education, workforce and community development programs, building and implementing public/private partnerships, and working with diverse constituents and stakeholders across multiple systems including the public sector, private sector, K-12 education system, and post-secondary institutions through her employment at San Francisco community-based organizations Jewish Vocational Service, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Episcopal Community Services.

Emylene Aspilla is a member of the Job Quality Fellowship Class of 2017-18. To learn more about the Job Quality Fellows, visit as.pn/jobquality.

Emylene Aspilla is also a member of the Sector Skills Academy Class of 2010. To learn more, visit sectorskillsacademy.org.

The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.

Authored by Emylene