PUBLIC LAWYER SPOTLIGHT: SUZANNE AMBROSE, STATE PERSONNEL BOARD EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ms. Ambrose’s public service career spans over 30 years at five different departments in the State of California. During that time, she’s been a consistent force in enhancing civil rights; finding ways to make change within existing resources and partnering with others.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH.
I made the decision to become a lawyer in 1981 after seeing a double feature of "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "And Justice for All" at the old Village Theater in Sacramento for one dollar, which is funny to me now since movie theaters don’t show double features for a dollar anymore and I don’t practice either family law or criminal law.
My undergraduate majors were history and sociology, and I decided to become a civil rights attorney after studying the civil rights movement in college. I come from a long line of public servants and knew that I wanted to work in government. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) was the perfect fit.