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Tasha Figueroa

Name: Tasha T. Figueroa

Region: At-Large

Professional background: Juris Doctorate in Law, a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources; Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management and an Associates Degree in Applied Science.

Relevant volunteer experience: See Candidate Statement

ACLU Experience: N/A

Candidate Statement:

As a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana who is committed to the civil rights of ALL people, I am very interested in running for election to the board of directors for the ACLU of Indiana.

My personal life and professional career evidence an innate desire to make things better – to make things right – for those who have historically been under-represented in the quest for justice. The ACLU's strong history in fighting to protect the civil rights not just of the disenfranchised, but ALL citizens, shines clearly in a nation which continues to struggle with difficult issues. It would be an honor to be part of your work.

Highly successful within diverse fields, I have a Juris Doctorate in Law, a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources, a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management and an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Throughout my career, I have been recognized as a leader with integrity, strong work ethic and professionalism.

I began my professional career as U.S. Steel's first female electrical technician, was a program manager for the Indiana Department of Transportation and served as a financial representative before becoming a lawyer.

I am a life long resident of Northwest Indiana (Calumet Area), with a blended family that represents two minority populations. As the parent of a daughter serving in the Air Force and two honor students at a local high school, I want to have a positive impact on the future. My husband and I are active in our community, and willing to make the kinds of sacrifices that would allow me to truly contribute to the ACLU's mission.