In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is observed throughout the month of May, we are featuring stories of DA employees, what inspired them to pursue a career in public service and their contributions at the DA’s Office.
Meet Administrative Analyst Ronald Agarma, who began working at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2005 as a Student Worker. He is currently an Administrative Analyst III in the Human Resources Division, where he helps coordinate recruitments for various positions within the office and handles other human resources related duties. Read more about what inspired Ronald to pursue career in law enforcement at the DA’s Office, below.
What inspired you to choose a career in law enforcement/at the DA’s Office?
“Before I started as a Student Worker at the South Bay Branch, I had a few different jobs within the County and in the private sector. Something that stuck out to me was the camaraderie within that branch. I liked it so much I spent the next 10 to 11 years of my life there. I wanted to spread that feeling throughout the office and was lucky enough to do so by joining the Human Resources team.”
What is your favorite part of the job?
“The people…whether its meeting with new hires to go over paperwork or seeing old coworkers from 15 years ago, I love talking to them all.”
What does Asian American and Pacific Islander Month mean to you/why is it important to you?
“I think about my parents and how they got here. I love asking them to tell me the stories on how things were in the Philippines, how they got here and how they assimilated in this new country. So, I think AAPI Month is a great way to celebrate the different journeys of all AAPI immigrants and citizens and their unique traditions and cultures.”