Sonya Schwartz

Administrative and Regulatory Policy

Sonya Schwartz leads the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition’s administrative advocacy efforts and coordinates the coalition’s Policy Legal Working Group.

Sonya’s work includes advising the coalition on its public charge advocacy strategy; drafting key comments and policy recommendations on improving immigrants and their families’ access to health and anti-poverty programs; and coordinating our efforts with partner organizations.

Sonya is a public policy consultant who has spent more than twenty years advocating to end poverty and improve access to health care. Sonya most recently served as a Senior Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, and Co-Chair of the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign. Sonya has also served as a Research Fellow and Faculty Member at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy; a Program Director at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP); and worked at Families USA and FRAC (both active members of PIF) early in her career.

Sonya holds a JD from the UCLA School of Law Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and a BA in political science and Italian from Middlebury College.