Kristin Shapiro joins She Thinks podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Au Pairs for Senior Care. We delve into the very real need that the current senior population and future generations have in finding cost-effective, in-home care as they age. In our discussion, we look at the current Au Pair program, which is currently limited to child care, and explain how the State Department can expand it so that seniors can stay in their homes and receive support services all while reducing the high costs associated. 

Kristin Shapiro is a senior fellow with Independent Women’s Forum. She has clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, Shapiro practiced law as an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, a D.C. law firm, for six years, where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal and district courts. She then served as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for three years; worked at the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice; and currently practices appellate and constitutional law in Washington, DC.