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.