Michele Waslin manages Pew’s immigration work. The project examines the intersection of federal, state, and local immigration laws and policies and its impact on all levels of government.
As lead on Pew’s work on immigration, Waslin tracks and analyzes policy and public debate, writes on many related topics, coordinates Pew’s research agenda, and builds relationships with academics and other experts.
Waslin has authored several publications on immigration policy and has appeared in English- and Spanish-language media. Prior to joining Pew she worked as senior policy analyst at the Immigration Policy Center, a division of the American Immigration Council, as director of immigration policy research at the National Council of La Raza, and as policy coordinator at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
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 Ph.D. in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame.