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10-Second Bio: Charles Barragan

Name: Charles Barragan

Title: Human Resources Consultant

Department/Unit: Employee Relations, Programs, Policies & Services

Location: Kaiser, 12th floor

How long I’ve been with UCOP: July 2004

What I do for OP in five words or less: HR guidance, planning, and process

The best part about working for OP: As an HR Consultant, drawing from my extensive workforce history to provide comprehensive human resources support to all University locations in reviewing all options (there are always options) to address a myriad of issues that challenge our diverse communities systemwide.

Something you don’t know about me: I love all things about the written word, from acquiring first printings of quality books and attending author readings, to reading many a newspaper and magazine yet not putting my own pen to paper often enough to tackle my own writing goals.

One weird fact about the town I grew up in: Pacoima, California was also the home of Ritchie Valens, a pioneer of both rock and roll and Chicano rock music. My uncles were musicians and acquaintances of Ritchie and his family, and often played with him at local concerts, parties, and garage jam sessions.

If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now), I would be: A well-paid writer.

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