Figen Haugen has been an active member of TAAM for many years.  She has served as the Secretary of the TAAM Board of Directors from 2010 until 2012, as the Social Chair from 2012 until 2014, and as the Vice President/President-Elect for the 2015-2016 terms.

She has organized “Passage to Turkiye” music event in collaboration with the distinguished musician Pinar Basgöze to introduce Minnesota audience to Turkish music.

Figen has been the co-instructor of the TAAM Turkish folk dance group with Neşe Yurttaş since 2010.

She is a proud advocate of bringing awareness to Turkish culture and history as well as connecting all Turks & friends of Turkey here in MN to keep that very culture alive and strong.

Figen is a graduate from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey with a BA in Mass Communication, specializing in Radio-TV Broadcasting.  Later in the US she graduated from Brown College, Minnesota with a degree in Computer Programming.  She has been working as Computer Application Developer for the State of MN Judicial Branch since 1997.