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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Oct 22, 2018

Today we sit down with Jessica Duboff, the Vice President of the Center for Business Advocacy at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce champions economic prosperity and quality of life for the Los Angeles region by being the voice of business, promoting collaboration, and helping members grow.
The Chamber represents the interests of more than 235,000 businesses in L.A. County, more than 1,650 members, more than 650,000 employees, small, medium and large-sized companies, and businesses from more than 35 industry sectors
  • Jessica was born and raised in Los Angeles, and attended Cal Berkeley for undergrad.
  • She then went on to earn a graduate degree at USC, and interned with Cerrell Associates while earning her degree, which was her first foray into politics.
  • After graduating from USC, she took a position with Congresswoman Jane Harman and rose to the position of Deputy District Director
  • Jessica then moved on to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Public Policy Manager 
  • Following her time at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Jessica spent two years as a Senior Advisor to Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin
  • She then returned to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as its VP of Public Policy
  • We discuss transportation, homelessness, internet privacy, Los Angeles City Government, and much more!
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce recruits college interns every spring, summer and fall. You must receive college credit. 
An internship at the L.A. Area Chamber will provide you with real-world workplace experiences and exposure to career opportunities, a taste of the working world, and an understanding of how what you learn in school is connected to future economic success once you’ve entered the workforce. A critical aspect of the Chamber’s internship program is to engage you in a hands-on learning experience in a career field of interest. Visit the chamber's website to apply.

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