Xiaoning (Jack) Huang is a doctoral candidate at the Columbia University School of Social Work. His research focus is on the impact of international migration on the global welfare state. His teaching interests are social welfare policy, applied econometrics, and using media and technology for social advocacy. Jack is a researcher at the US Department of Commerce’s Center for Economic Studies under the Census Bureau’s special sworn status. He worked as a program specialist and adjunct lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work after receiving the Master of Social Work degree from USC. Jack is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a demonstrated history of advancing international development via collaborative research, educational programs, media, and innovative technologies.