Brain Waste to Brain Gain: Skilled Immigrants

Immigrants and refugees are often obliged to start life in the US in low-skilled jobs, despite years of experience, training, and credentials earned in their homeland. What’s the cost of losing the expertise of our foreign born and trained professionals? More than two million college-educated immigrants are working in low-wage jobs outside their career expertise. Join a conversation of policy makers, advocates, and skilled immigrants who are redesigning education and workforce systems.

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José Ramón Fernández-Peña

Northwestern University

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Katherine Gebremedhin

World Education Services (WES) Global Talent Bridge

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Sanjita Pradhan

Greater Des Moines Partnership

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Ann Savino

Texas Workforce Commission