About - Staff Member - Karolina Filipiak
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Karolina Filipiak is Senior Manager of Government Affairs at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). In this capacity, she works on a variety of domestic issues, including STEM education and immigration policies. Prior to joining the government affairs team, Karolina served as Policy Associate and Special Assistant to ITI’s President and CEO where she worked to help advance strategic institutional initiatives.
Karolina began her career in the non-profit sector as a Program Officer at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), where she oversaw the institute’s donor engagement and organizational development. She has also held positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Karolina earned her M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she specialized in international business and commerce. She also graduated with highest honors from DePaul University with a B.A. in history and political science. Karolina is fluent in Polish.
Blog Posts by Karolina Filipiak
H1-B Visas: American Innovation Hinges on a Chance for the Best and Brightest (April 07, 2017)
Earlier today, the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the total statutory cap of 85,000 visas allotted under law for fiscal year ...
Reminder We Still Need High Skilled Immigration Reform (April 08, 2016)
H-1B visas allow companies to hire highly skilled immigrants who are a valuable part of the U.S. economy and yesterday, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency reached its congressionally ...
Dear Congress: The American Economy Depends on High Skilled Immigrants (February 25, 2016)
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, will hold a hearing on high-skilled immigration. This hearing is being held at a time when the tone on immigration ...
Ensuring STEM in ESEA Reauthorization is a Path for Success (November 04, 2015)
As the House and Senate move to conference to reconcile differences and align their respective bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ITI – along with five other five tech ...