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Marcia Eugenio

Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Director, U.S. Department of Labor

Marcia Eugenio is the Director of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). Under Ms. Eugenio’s leadership, OCFT has promoted the elimination of child labor and forced labor through policy, research, and technical assistance projects. It has provided millions of children with education and training and their families with viable livelihood opportunities, and increased the capacity of governments to address these issues. Ms. Eugenio has over 25 years of federal government experience and was appointed to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Senior Executive Service in March 2005. She started her career at the U.S. Department of Labor in 1991 working on occupational safety and health issues. Ms. Eugenio has worked in the ILAB since 1994. She initially worked on immigration issues and then conducted research on international child labor issues. She served as Senior Program Officer at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Eugenio received a Bachelor Degree in International Studies from the City College of New York and a Master Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She has participated in numerous educational and career development programs, including programs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at Brookings Institution, and concluded a research sabbatical/developmental assignment in 2015 to study the links between youth employment and child labor.