Melissa Katsoris is a Consultant for the Center for Migration Studies. She is an Attorney admitted in New York State and has practiced immigration law for several years. She has extensive experience handling all types of immigration cases including family-based petitions, waivers, asylum, naturalization, and employment-based petitions. Prior to practicing immigration law, Melissa was an Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Greece at the UN where she covered multiple topics, including migration. While advising on migration issues, she represented Greece during high-level negotiations and meetings leading up to the adoption of the Global Compacts for Migration and Refugees. Ms. Katsoris received her JD from Fordham University School of Law in 2015 and a BA in Economics and History from New York University (NYU) in 2011. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She also held several internships with governments foreign and domestic including the US Court of International Trade, High Court of Ireland, NYC Council, and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.