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Kate Hooper

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Kate Hooper

Research Assistant

Kate Hooper is a Research Assistant with the Migration Policy Institute’s International Program, where her research areas include labor migration, diaspora engagement, and immigrant integration.

Previously, Ms. Hooper interned with the Centre for Social Justice, where she provided research support on UK social policy and deprivation issues, and a political communications firm in Westminster, United Kingdom.

She holds a master’s degree with honors from the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations, and a bachelor of the arts degree in history from the University of Oxford. She also holds a certificate in international political economy from the London School of Economics.

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