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Facebook Adds Zuraya Tapia-Hadley as Manager for Public Policy

Facebook Adds Zuraya Tapia-Hadley as Manager for Public Policy

Zuraya Tapia-Hadley has joined Facebook as Manager for Public Policy. She previously served as a Principal at The Raben Group, where she represented clients from the public and private sector and developed tailored policies, messages, campaigns, and coalitions to improve U.S.-Mexico relations, international trade, and more. Prior to that, the Tapia-Hadley served as the VP of Public Affairs at UPS on the Global Government Affairs team, advocating on behalf of UPS before the U.S. federal government and various Latin American governments on trade and Customs issues and more. From 2012 to 2015, the bilingual strategist -- who is fluent in English and Spanish -- was the Director of Development and Director of the Mexican American Leadership Initiative at the U.S.-Mexico Foundation where she set and guided outreach, communications, and development strategy. Tapia-Hadley has additionally served as the Executive Director of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and in 2007 worked for Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) on the Small Business Committee. The 2003 Universidad de las Américas, Puebla graduate, who went on to earn a Master of Laws from Georgetown University, began her career as a Foreign Attorney at international trade law practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. More about her here.

Meet the Immigrant Woman Taking the Helm of the United Farm Workers

Meet the Immigrant Woman Taking the Helm of the United Farm Workers

Democrats Demand Betsy DeVos Prohibit Use of Federal Education Funds for Arming Teachers with Guns

Democrats Demand Betsy DeVos Prohibit Use of Federal Education Funds for Arming Teachers with Guns