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Jocelyn Samuels is Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women=s Law Center, where she spearheads the Center’s efforts to advance the rights of women at school and in the workplace. Among the focuses of her work are efforts to ensure equal pay for women in the workforce; to promote recruitment and retention of women in fields that are nontraditional for their gender; to break down the barriers that limit women’s opportunities at the highest levels of business and education; and to achieve gender equity in all aspects of education and employment. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Samuels was Labor Counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She also worked for a decade as a senior policy attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she specialized in issues of sex and race discrimination. Ms. Samuels also worked in private practice, for the Office of Independent Counsel and for the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Samuels received her law degree from Columbia University, where she was an editor of the Law Review, and her Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.