Faculty & Staff

Core faculty design and implement EPID’s mission and projects to reflect issues particular to New Jersey’s constellation of immigrants and natives, its institutions, its politics, policy, and culture. In parallel, they participate in ongoing national conversations regarding academic research and best practices in policy.

Within our staff, a variety of talented individuals are involved in EPID’s work.

Students interested in getting involved should contact Randi Chmielewski.

Sayu Bhojwani | Visiting Scholar


Sayu is a visiting scholar at the Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy. She is the founder and president of The New American Leaders Project, a non-profit organization that recruits recognized individuals with a track record of civic involvement and trains them in the key skills needed for public leadership. Sayu served as New York City’s first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs under Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2002-2004).

Dr. Janice Fine | Senior Research Fellow

Janice is Faculty Director of the Program on Immigration and Democracy, and is the assistant professor of labor studies and employment relations at the School of Management and Labor Relations. Janice is also senior fellow for organizing and policy at the Center for Community Change (CCC). A 20-year veteran of the labor and community organizing…

Randi Chmielewski – Manager, Outreach and Special Projects

Randi Chmielewski

Chmielewski is manager for outreach and special projects at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She is an alumna of the Eagleton Undergraduate Associate Program and previously worked as special assistant to the mayor in Edison Township. Chmielewski holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University and an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from the NYU Wagner School.


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