Late last month, when most of downtown Los Angeles was looking forward to time off for the upcoming
Thanksgiving holiday, Gerardo Pinedo (Class of ’01, B.A., interdisciplinary studies/public administration)
was busily moving back and forth across Figueroa Street. The Los Angeles native was completing his 10-year career in the
office of now retired County Supervisor Yvonne Burke, where he most recently served as her senior legislative
and budget deputy. Across the road, he was moving into the offices of the Los Angeles County Department of
Health Services, where he recently began his new job as interim director of government relations and policy.