A young mom with a daughter to support puts up with her boss’s crude behavior, until one night she says he goes too far. She goes to the police – but that doesn’t solve her problem. It creates a new one.
Vanessa Ochavillo (she/her) is a production assistant with Reveal’s documentary team through the Stanford Rebele Journalism Internship Program. She is a recent graduate of the master’s journalism program at Stanford University. Over the past year, her reporting focused on labor, specifically rampant wage theft in the construction and restaurant industries. Her work has been published by the Pacific Daily News, KQED, The Sacramento Bee, The Mercury News in San Jose and SFGate.Ochavillo holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford and a master’s in journalism from Stanford. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.