Washington resident Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, has performed with the Washington National Opera at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and toured with highly respected dance groups, including the José Greco Company. In addition, she has instructed students at the Oxford Academy of the Arts, the Georgetown School of Ballet, and the DC Dance Collective.A dedicated public servant, Susana Lorenzo-Giguere has spent the last 20 years working as an attorney in the Civil Rights and Criminal Divisions of the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Currently, she serves as an Attorney-Advisor in the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division. During her lengthy DOJ tenure, Susana Lorenzo-Giguere has represented the United States in the Civil Rights Division’s Disability Rights and Voting Sections and the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs Section and the Office of International Affairs.In addition, Susana Lorenzo-Giguere has served as a trainer and advisor for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. In the Ivory Coast, she met with Western and Central African government officials and political parties to discuss resolving election-related disputes. She also assisted the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with drafting its parliamentary election code and worked with Romanian election officials on the United States’ voting rights laws and enforcement practices.During her career, Ms. Lorenzo-Giguere has participated in activities that merited letters of commendation from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the US Department of State, and Florida’s Office of the Governor. She has accepted multiple commendations, meritorious and special achievement awards, as well as received the Walter W. Barnett Memorial Award. Her civil rights advocacy brought acknowledgements from the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors and Navajo Election Commission, as well as the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego.