EPIIC Weekend Immersion

September 29-30, 2018
Warren Conference Center, Ashland, MA

This is a weekend of teambuilding and lectures with a guest scholar/practitioner. This year’s Guest Scholar is KERRI TALBOT (A’96, EPIIC’96 and ‘97).

KERRI TALBOTKerri Talbot is Director of Federal Advocacy at the Immigration Hub where she works with non-profit organizations and Congress to promote the fair treatment of immigrants and refugees. The Immigration Hub was formed to help coordinate rapid response legislative and communications work on immigration and refugee issues. The organization provides strategic support to national immigration organizations and Congress in support of immigrant rights.

She was previously a Partner at the Veng Group, a government relations firm, where she assisted non-profit organizations and businesses including the National Immigration Law Center, Deloitte, Human Rights First, and Women’s Refugee Commission with immigration policy analysis, advocacy, communications and coalition-building.

From 2009-2014, Kerri served as Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. She staffed the Senator on the Gang of 8 and assisted in writing the comprehensive immigration reform bill which passed the Senate in 2013.

Prior to her time on the hill, Kerri served as Associate Director of Advocacy at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the national association of over 14,000 immigration attorneys, where she advocated with Congress and the Administration on immigration policy issues. She also served as Director of Policy and Planning for the Rights Working Group, a coalition of civil rights and human rights organizations dedicated to the fair treatment of immigrants and refugees. Kerri was also Managing Attorney of Break the Chain Campaign at the Institute for Policy Studies where she represented trafficking victims and asylum seekers in their legal proceedings.

Warren Conference Center