Sandra Vega joined the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor, as the Chief of Staff, on May 3, 2010. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Region 2 in Hazard Mitigation Planning as a disaster reservist and community planner. Concurrently, Ms. Vega was President and CEO of La Luna Consulting, a project management firm servicing diverse clients. This included consulting on brownsfield redevelopment and affordable housing for the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College in New York City.
Ms. Vega has extensive experience in government and global issues in gender initiatives, community, economic and housing development. She was selected for one of the 200 positions in the inaugural US Department of Housing and Development (HUD) Community Builders Fellowship Program and worked in Region 2. Prior to this she worked at NYS' Empire State Development as a Director and Project Manager and was part of the team overseeing the $300 million New York Empowerment Zone.
Ms. Vega is a graduate of the Coro/NY Hispanic Women's Leadership Program and was a mentor for Las Madrinas (“The Godmothers”), a leadership/mentoring program for adolescent girls and young women.
Ms. Vega holds a Bachelor's degree from Hunter College (CUNY) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Tiffany joined the Women’s Bureau on March 24, 2014, bringing several years of experience working in the area of gender and working women’s issues and a background in research and evaluation, policy analysis and strategic planning. She joins the Women’s Bureau from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, where she held the position of Senior Outreach and Policy Associate. Prior to joining IWPR, Tiffany served as the Director of Policy and Programs for Women Work!, the largest national network of education and job training programs for women. Previously, Tiffany also worked at the National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, where she provided research and policy analysis to state officials and gubernatorial staff on human services and workforce development topics. In addition, she spent more than five years at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, researching and evaluating federal workforce development, human services and education programs at the request of Congress. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.