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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.
Mann is Assistant Research Professor and Director of the Program on Immigration and Democracy at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. She earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 20th-century U.S. history with a focus on social welfare policy. Before coming to Eagleton, Mann held the position of policy analyst at New Jersey Policy…
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…
Chmielewski is coordinator for public programs 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.
Americorps member, Eagleton Institute of Politics. Huerta, from North Brunswick N.J, is a senior in the Rutgers Newark College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a degree in political science. Her interests in immigration policies led her to work with the Program on Immigration and Democracy at Eagleton where she now serves as an Americorps member doing her service this academic year…
Yan Li is the Web Designer of the EPID site. She is currently an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major and a Japanese minor. She likes design, creativity, and technology, and is hoping to do future work in UI design, UX design, graphic design, and web design, particularly for nonprofit organizations.