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Catrina Doxsee

Experts & Staff

Catrina Doxsee

Research Assistant

Catrina Doxsee is a Research Assistant at the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. She conducts research and policy analysis to promote the successful long-term civic, economic, and linguistic integration of immigrants and refugees, with a focus on adult education and workforce development policy.

Previously, she served in Compass AmeriCorps for two years as a Refugee Caseworker and Volunteer Coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh, where she provided case management services to newly arrived refugee families. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, interned in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Middle East and North Africa Office, and worked on several youth education initiatives in Chicago.

Ms. Doxsee holds an MA in strategic studies and international economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in history from the University of Chicago.

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Video, Audio
October 30, 2018

Taking stock of weaknesses in the WIOA-driven design of most adult basic education programming, MPI analysts draw on research from the integration, adult education, and postsecondary success fields in arguing for the adoption of an “English Plus Integration” (EPI) adult education program model, and discuss strategies for implementation. 

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Policy Briefs
October 2018

To successfully integrate, immigrants and refugees need a variety of skills and knowledge—from English proficiency to understanding how school systems and local services work. Yet the adult education programs in place to support them have narrowed in scope. This policy brief proposes a new instructional model, English Plus Integration, to help states more comprehensively meet the diverse needs of their adult immigrant learners.