Jacquelyn Pavilon

Jacquelyn Pavilon is the Deputy Director at the Center for Migration Studies. She is a labor economist who received her PhD in Economics from Georgetown University in spring 2021. Her research focuses on migration, forced displacement, and immigration policy. From 2018-2021, she worked as a Research Consultant at the World Bank on various projects regarding the economics of international migration and a comparative analysis of worldwide governance. She also has worked in Kenya for the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation on projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation regarding digital financial inclusion technology for development. Before starting her doctoral program, she served as the International Communications Coordinator for the Jesuit Refugee Service International based in Rome, Italy, with frequent field visits to refugee settings, prior to which she was a corporate mathematician in applied probability and algorithmic design. She received her BS in Mathematics and BA in International Relations and Political Science from Loyola University Chicago in 2012.