Kristie De Peña
Kristie De Peña is the senior vice president for policy and director of immigration at the Niskanen Center, a nonprofit public policy organization that engages in issues such as immigration reform, climate, and public policy. At Niskanen, De Peña focuses on immigration and national security law and she is also a board member of Republican Women for Progress. De Peña consulted with the Department of State on immigration, healthcare, and security issues prior to her work at the Niskanen Center. Her work has been cited in CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, Vice, Washington Examiner, National Review, The Hill, The American Conservative, Newsweek, and Reason. She earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law and a Master of Laws in national security and foreign policy from George Washington University School of Law.