Michele Waslin is Program Coordinator at the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR). Waslin has 25 years of experience in immigration research, policy, and advocacy. She has written extensively on immigration policy, has authored multiple book chapters and publications, and has appeared in English- and Spanish-language media. She teaches immigration policy at Mason. Prior to joining the IIR, Dr. Waslin was a senior policy analyst at the American Immigration Council. Before that, Michele was the Manager of the Immigration and the States project at the Pew Charitable Trusts and was director of immigration policy research at UnidosUS (previously the National Council of La Raza). Ms. Waslin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Creighton University, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.