Mid-Career Student Cale Ottens Works with "Listos California" Campaign During COVID-19 Response

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Kathryn Holt
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Truman School mid-career student Cale Ottens is making a difference in his community. Cale is working with the Governor of California’s Office of Emergency Services on a public awareness campaign called “Listos California.” This campaign is designed to reach California’s diverse and most vulnerable populations, who face challenges including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs.

Cale explains, “Regretfully, history shows us that the most vulnerable populations are usually among those most affected when crises occur -- and COVID-19 is no exception. Especially in states like California, where over 200 languages are spoken by residents throughout the state, it's never been more important to provide life-saving resources, information and assistance to the public in such a way that's both culturally and linguistically competent.”

Working as a media and communications consultant at Mozaic Media and Communications, Cale aids in crafting and delivering the campaign’s emergency preparedness messaging. “I'm extremely privileged to be a part of something so important as the work Listos California is doing.”

The Truman School offers its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to Cale and all essential workers for their efforts in these challenging times.