Juan A. Figueroa is a lifelong advocate with a successful background in law, policy, and civil rights at the national, state, and local levels. His legal career includes staff attorney for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Connecticut Assistant Attorney General and President and General Counsel of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (now Latino Justice, PRLDEF) in New York City. Mr. Figueroa served as State Representative for Hartford’s Third Assembly District and in 2010 became the first Latino in Connecticut to run for Governor. He was President of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and served as Chief of Staff to Hartford Mayor, Pedro Segarra. Currently, he serves as President and CEO of the Jefferson Foundation in Missouri.