Department of Economics

Brandi Wolf

  • Graduated: 2008
  • Field: Collective Bargaining

Brandi Wolf graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in economics with an option in international economics. She is Deputy Policy Director for Service Employees International Union and the United Long Term Care Workers(opens in new window) (SEIU- ULTCW).

After graduating from Chico State, Brandi relocated to Sacramento where she began her career in politics and went on to get her Master’s in Government from Sacramento State in 2011. For 3 years she worked as a Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (D-Los Angeles) where she handled legislative issues relating to Health & Human Services, Business & Professions and the State budget. In May 2011, Brandi took an opportunity with the SEIU ULTCW and currently serves as ULTCW’s Deputy Policy Director, based in Sacramento. ULTCW is an organization representing and advocating on behalf of 180,000 long term care workers in California and is the largest union of long term care givers in the state and the second largest SEIU local in the nation. The scope of Brandi’s work involves public policy research, drafting legislation and working with elected officials to ensure policy protections for the state’s long term care workforce and for California’s working families.

Brandi stated, “A majority of the work I do is driven by the state of California’s economy. My background in economics helps shape my thinking around the policies I draft and allows me to look at the long-run economic impacts of particular public policy. The quality-of-life for working families in California has a direct correlation to economic factors. I am humbled to be given the responsibility to shape public policy in a way that will have the most beneficial economic impact on our state’s working families.”  (Last Updated 11/14/13)

Portrait of Brandi Wolf