Ivan Olaciregui

Census Field Supervisor, Department of Commerce

  • Ivan Olaciregui graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Political Science in 2002
    and a BA in Latin American Studies with an emphasis in History, Politics, Spanish and
    Portuguese in 2004. After undergraduate studies under the guidance of faculty and under
    consultation with Dr. Raul Saba, Ivan enrolled into the MA in Latin American Studies in the Fall
    of 2004. Ivan graduated in December 2006 with an MA in Latin American Studies with an
    emphasis in History, Language, Reading & Culture (LRC). Job prospects were presented, and
    Ivan accepted an appointment in 2007 with the Department of State, the Bureau of Consular
    Affairs at the Los Angeles Passport Field Office as an Adjudications Officer. Ivan worked as a
    subject matter expert in Citizenship Acquisition. After 4 years at the Los Angeles office Ivan was
    promoted to Headquarters in Washington DC in the capacity as a Senior Operations Officer in
    the Customer Service Relations Division. When there, Ivan excelled in offering excellent overall
    operational support on a National level to Upper Management, all 28 Passport Agencies/Field
    Offices, 7,500 passport acceptance facilities, and consulates and embassies throughout the
    world. After 5 years working for the Department of State in Washington DC, Ivan accepted a
    position with the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, at the Terrorist
    Screening Center in the Operations Unit in the Washington DC Field Office. He worked as a
    Senior Management and Program Analyst (MAPA) safeguarded National Security concerns as a
    logistical and law enforcement support analyst. After 2 years working for the FBI in the
    Headquarters Field Office, Ivan accepted a position working for the Department Commerce, in
    the Economics and Statistics Administration Department, in the Census Bureau office in the
    Northern Virginia Area. Ivan currently works as a Census Field Supervisor overseeing personnel
    and two counties in Northern Virginia for the Census 2020 field operations. Ivan also does
    freelance work and also currently works for the Joachim Group CPA’s and Consultants firm in
    Virginia as a Project Manager in the Audit division. At the firm Ivan offers his expertise in
    project management, working directly with the Department of Housing and Urban
    Development. Over the years Ivan has embraced change in environments and has a willingness
    to keep on learning and building on cultural differences that exist in the workplace and in the
    world. The degrees from the University of Arizona and especially at the Latin American Studies
    Center prepared me wholeheartedly in anticipating what to expect in any situation domestically
    or abroad. Ivan remembers his five years as a student at the UA recognizing that those times at
    the University were memorable and one of the best times in his life. He lived and learned to
    love the state of Arizona and treasures every interaction he had with friends, fellow students,
    mentors, and professors. He is a proud LAS Alumni and diehard Arizona Wildcat forever.