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Colleen Putzel-Kavanaugh is a Research Assistant with the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, where she focuses on border issues and trends and on immigration legislation. She comes to MPI after three years in San Diego, conducting research and working with asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Previously, she interned with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the office of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, and Al Otro Lado. Prior to her work as a researcher, she was a 7th and 8th grade teacher.
Ms. Putzel-Kavanaugh holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Assumption College and a master’s of peace and justice degree from the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, where she focused on human rights, immigration, and corruption.