Verónica Ponce de León

Verónica Ponce de León is the Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) Program Manager/Educator responsible for outreach, education, and technical assistance for community-based, worker, and environmental justice organizations and employers. She is particularly interested in addressing occupational health disparities in immigrant worker communities. For her Occupational Health Internship Program project in 2017, she interviewed domestic workers to learn about injuries and illnesses they experienced on the job.

Outside of work, Verónica enjoys challenging herself with DIY home projects, eating avocados with every meal, and traveling to Peru to visit her family.

Verónica earned a BA in biology and urban and environmental policy from Occidental College and went on to earn a teaching credential in bilingual education from San Diego State University. She holds a master’s of public health in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed the Industrial Hygiene Program and the Global Health Certificate.


Selected Publications:

Ponce de León, V., Majano, R., & Riley, K. (2020). Hidden work, Hidden pain: Injury experiences of domestic workers in California. UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and California Domestic Workers Coalition.