On the season five finale of “On The Job,” we meet Leonette. Her path to her career – she’s a Law Clerk at the US Department of Education – had more than a few twists and turns. In fact, she started law school in her 30s, after realizing that she could help to address the yawning gap in African-American and female representation in the legal field. Now, she’s using her degree to advocate for others who lack a voice: victims of predatory for-profit colleges. She’s part of the DOE’s Borrower’s Defense Group, and is responsible for processing claims against these unscrupulous schools. Turns out that Leonette found her niche after all, and her work is helping others – many of them new to the country and to the English language – regain their footing so that they may, too, find their niches.
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