Director of International Affairs & Membership Specialist
Lucy Figueroa was born and raised in Mexico City. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Neuropsychology at the University of Anahuac in Mexico and gained her experience working at Angeles Hospital and ABC Medical Center in the specialty of Down syndrome and epilepsy at Mexico City. She later moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue her career in Psychology, however, found it difficult to start her Healthcare career in the United States due to her foreign degree. She started gaining experience in teaching at an international school in Austin which gave her the opportunity to network and opened doors for her to work in advocacy fighting on behalf of the Hispanic Community and human rights. Lucy’s goal was to work at an establishment where she could help Hispanics be successful and profitable in their small business ventures and help newcomers to the U.S. get better opportunities – by using her transition experience – and staring a career in the United States. She has now achieved that goal by being the Member Specialist at the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Lucy was recently recognized by the State of Texas House of Representatives for all of the outstanding work and dedication she has provided in improving the quality of life and well-being of all citizens throughout the United States and Mexico, from her advocacy and well as international comraderies and friendships developed through her active work, volunteerism, and public service in all two countries. Lucy likes to spend her free time roller-blading throughout Austin and loves outdoor activities enjoying nature. She has traveled around the world which has led her to experience difference cultures. One of her passions is immersing herself in fashion, traditional cuisine, and ways of living from around the world.