Staff

Staff

Evin Millet

Evin Millet is the Data and Policy Analyst at the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS). Her research focuses on the economics of immigration, forced migration, and the labor market integration and social inclusion of immigrants. Prior to joining CMS, she worked at the Migration Research Center (MiReKoc) at Koc University in Turkey as a post-doctoral researcher, where she explored the transformative characteristics and developmental impacts of temporary migration and refugee integration policies. She also taught at Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey. She earned a PhD in economics from Rutgers University, an MA in economics from Istanbul Bilgi University, and a BA in economics from Istanbul University.

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Andrea Tong

Andrea (Andie) Tong is the Development and Communications Associate at the Center for Migration Studies (CMS). Before joining CMS in 2021, Andie served as a volunteer on a South Indian mango farm in solidarity with people living in social exclusion. During her service, she developed a branding and communications strategy for the NGO in response to the pandemic. In 2019, Andie received her B.S. in Environmental Earth Science from the University of Notre Dame where she learned to apply analytical thinking to Catholic Social Teaching and relationship building in the broader community. As a native Texan, Andie enjoys tacos and crawfish boils with her spirited Filipino family.

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Melissa Katsoris
Melissa Katsoris is a Publications and Events Manager 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...

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Emma Winters
Emma Winters is the communications manager at the Center for Migration Studies (CMS). Prior to joining CMS in 2019, Ms. Winters was a Joseph A. O’Hare fellow at America Media, where she reported on Catholic news, produced The Word podcast,...

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Mary Brown
Mary Brown first came to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) in 1979 to work on a dissertation on the intersection of Italian immigration and New York City Catholicism, which eventually resulted in the CMS publication Churches, Communities and Children. Dr....

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Daniela Alulema

Daniela Alulema is a consultant for the Center for Migration Studies (CMS). She previously served as CMS’s director of programs and was a full-time staff member at CMS for nearly eight years. In 2015, Ms. Alulema received her Master of Arts in the Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program at The New School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baruch College, CUNY in 2007. Ms. Alulema currently serves as a board member in the New York State Youth Leadership Council, where she also served as media and budgeting coordinator from 2009 to 2011. Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Ms. Alulema is fluent in Spanish and enjoys to travel.

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Reverend Lydio F. Tomasi, C.S., Ph.D.
Father Lydio F. Tomasi is a founding member of the Center for Migration Studies and directed the agency from 1968 to 2001.  During his tenure at CMS, Father Tomasi was the founding editor of Migration World Magazine, a bi-monthly review...

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Donald M. Kerwin, Jr.
Donald M. Kerwin, Jr. has directed the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) since September 2011. He previously worked for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) between 1992 and 2008, serving as its Executive Director (ED) for...

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J. Rachel Reyes
J. Rachel Reyes is director of communications for the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), and has been with the agency since January 2012. Prior to joining CMS, Ms. Reyes’ migration and refugee work included: drafting motions and organizing high-level conferences...

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