Cara Pavlak received her Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. A Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Trinity College (Connecticut,) she majored in international studies and minored in human rights and French. Her undergraduate honors thesis, Africans in Hartford: Diverse Communities of the African Diaspora, exemplified her interest in connecting local issues to global trends in immigrant integration. Since graduating, Pavlak’s immigration work has included positions in legal aid, advocacy, and most recently, in Maine with U.S. Sen. Angus S. King Jr. (I-ME). She is interested in U.S. immigration policy, specifically refugee and asylum issues, detention and immigrant integration. 

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: American Immigration Lawyers Association

Policy Interests: U.S. Immigration Reform, Global Migration, Women’s Economic Security