Julia Shu-Huah Wang is a doctoral candidate at the Columbia University School of Social Work, concentrating in Social Policy and Policy Analysis. Her research interests include poverty and immigration, with a focus on children and families. She is currently working on several research projects, including impacts of social assistance policies on child wellbeing and long-term family self-sufficiency; the cost-effectiveness of an economic empowering intervention in Uganda; immigrant economic integration; determinants and impacts of a local immigration enforcement policy; and racial disparities in maternal employment. Ms. Wang is a licensed social worker in Taiwan and in New York. She has practice experience working with families and children, and also has experience in advocacy, policy analysis, and program evaluation in Taiwan, the United States, Uganda, Kenya, and Sweden. She holds a BS in social work from National Taiwan University, an MS in family counseling from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and an MSW from Columbia University.