Emily Ruskin

Senior Policy Analyst


Emily Ruskin is an Senior Policy Analyst for Immigration Initiatives at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza). She supports the project through qualitative and quantitative analyses of proposed and existing immigration law and policy and their effects on Latino communities.

Prior to joining UnidosUS, Emily served in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, where she led international cities in a grasstops advocacy effort to influence the UN Global Compact negotiations. Ruskin holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Mandarin from Seton Hall University. She was awarded the 2017 Richard H. Ullman fellowship to pursue her work in NYC. Emily is a Returned Peace Corps volunteer (Thailand 2010-12) and undertook advanced studies at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, 2007-08.