IMMIGRANT OF THE DAY: EUGENIA BRIN - SCIENTIST
I had a chance to get to know Genia Brin, Google founder Sergey Brin's mom, when we jointly served on the board of HIAS. She's an impressive woman who could sit back and relax, but instead she goes to work everyday as a NASA scientist and works on climate and forecasting projects for our nation's space agency. This week Genia entered the public limelight when she co-wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News making the economic case for immigration reform. Genia has not forgotten her own immigrant experience and is heading up a major project for HIAS involving archival preservation relating to the Russian Jewish wave of immigration in the 70s, 80s and 90s.