Christian Penichet-Paul is a Policy and Advocacy Associate at the National Immigration Forum, where he focuses his efforts on naturalization, including naturalization for immigrants in the military, federal appropriations, border security, and Dreamer-related issues. Christian also contributes to stakeholder meetings with congressional and federal officials, and provides analysis on legislative proposals and federal policies. Christian grew up in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Texas State University and earned his master’s in American Government from Georgetown University.