Elizabeth O'Ressa Venditto F'17
Public Fellows 2017
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Appointed as Policy Analyst, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) promotes the well-being of immigrant communities by recommending policies and programs that facilitate successful integration of immigrant New Yorkers into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the City. The Policy Advisor will work in the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to advise on policy and legislative issues related to immigration and execute on coalition-building, campaign development, and communications strategy for MOIA’s immigration advocacy work with sister cities across the country and around the world. MOIA has helped to launch national coalitions such as Cities for Action and Cities for Citizenship, which consist of mayors’ offices across the United States that advocate for best practices in immigrant inclusion at the local level and for reforms and policy change at the federal level. In addition, MOIA has increasingly been involved in international discussions with sister cities on the front-lines of including and welcoming new migrants in Europe, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere. The Policy Advisor will work closely with the Chief of Staff, Coalition Coordinator, and Senior Staff at MOIA, as well as across the administration, to create a trans-local strategy for collaboration and advocacy. In addition, the Policy Advisor will develop a robust policy and communications strategy to amplify the work and messaging of our collaboration with sister cities.