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- 2012, as the Social Chair from 2012 – 2014, as the Vice President/President-Elect for the 2015-2016 terms, as the President for the 2017-2018 terms and, as the Past President for the 2019-2020 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.