Ann D. Morse

Ann Morse served 33 years in the Washington, D.C. office of the National Conference of State Legislatures before retiring in 2021. As Federal Affairs Counsel, she directed NCSL’s Immigrant Policy Project and staffed the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States. These initiatives provided state lawmakers with research on federal immigration policy, state and local innovative programs, and state legislation related to immigrants. Ann also staffed the NCSL Hunger Partnership, an NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures’ initiative to raise the visibility of hunger in America and identify effective public-private partnerships to improve the availability and accessibility of food for hungry families.

Ann is a graduate of The George Washington University, receiving a Master of Arts in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies, with a concentration in Chinese. Ann was awarded the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy in 2007 and conducted comparative research on immigration and integration policies in New Zealand and the United States.