|OHR Employee Spotlight: Ingrid Figaro
Ingrid Figaro is an administrative assistant in the Department of Employee Health. A Howard employee since January 2004, Figaro is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She enjoys working in her department because of her compassion and selflessness.
“I’m a caring person,” Figaro says. “I embrace the opportunity to assist and support employees.”
A self-proclaimed “fashion diva,” she enjoys shopping when she’s not working. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Coach and BCBG are some of her favorite designers. She also spends much of her free time with her family.
Although Figaro attended Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y., she makes a conscious effort to remain connected to her Caribbean roots. One of her favorite things to do is travel back to Trinidad every year for Carnival.
“I love the culture of Trinidad,” she says. “My best memories are of my earlier days in Trinidad with my family and friends.”
Figaro hopes that her work ethic and kindheartedness are transparent through her actions. “I’ve been given a second chance and I believe in living life to the fullest,” she says.