Ms. Wagoner leads the Center’s efforts to strengthen public enforcement of the minimum wage and overtime laws in New Mexico. She also works on initiatives to improve farmworkers’ pay and working conditions and to ensure immigrant workers can access New Mexico’s Unemployment Insurance system in their native languages. Prior to joining the Center in 2015, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she investigated wage and hour violations in the fast food and taxicab industries. Prior to that, she represented workers in individual and class action lawsuits arising under federal and state wage and hour laws at Outten & Golden LLP, a plaintiff-side law firm, and at Make the Road New York, a nonprofit organization. At Make the Road New York, she also provided legal support for community organizing campaigns around immigrant workers’ rights. She speaks Spanish and French.
J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2007.