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Karolina Filipiak

Senior Director, Government Affairs

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domestic workforce

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Karolina Filipiak is Senior Director 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

  • Apprenticeships: A Good Deal for America’s Workforce   (November 14, 2018)

    Last week’s election results will soon usher in a divided Congress in Washington. While we can no doubt anticipate lively policy debate in the foreseeable future, one issue where there is bipartisan agreement ...

  • Winning the Global Race for Talent   (April 02, 2018)

    As of today, employers seeking to sponsor an H-1B employee for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 can begin filing petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If history is any indication, USCIS ...

  • Preparing Our Workers for the Jobs of Tomorrow Starts Today   (December 01, 2017)

    In today’s digital economy, technology has touched nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and the workplace is certainly no exception. Through the innovation of ITI member companies, businesses are transforming ...

  • Apprentice Today, High-Skilled Employee Tomorrow   (November 16, 2017)

    The tech industry is behind many of the innovations that rapidly transform cities into smart cities, drastically improve diagnostic capabilities of doctors, and powerfully combat climate issues while making ...

  • H1-B Visas: American Innovation Hinges on a Chance for the Best and Brightest   (April 07, 2017)

    Earlier today, the U.S. Citizenship 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 ...

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