The IIR has released a new report, Continuing to Lead Through Creativity and Innovation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Immigrant Scientists and Information Technology Workers. This report explores immigrant workers in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services industry sector and the Information industry.
The report also tells the personal stories of immigrant workers who have made exceptional contributions to their field and to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic: (clockwise from the top left) Dr. Katalin Karikó, a Hungarian immigrant who conducted mRNA research that led to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines; Dr. Niall Lennon, an Irish immigrant who has been instrumental in facilitating COVID-19 diagnostic testing through Clinical Research Sequencing Platform (CRSP); Mike Krieger, a Brazilian immigrant and co-founder of Instagram; and Dr. Nasir Ahmed, an Indian immigrant who helped make digital media, online photo sharing, and video calls possible.
Check out this new report and all of our other work on immigrant essential workers at https://iir.gmu.edu/publications/industries/immigrant-essential-workers
July 12, 2021