Tisha Leonardo-Santiago

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Understanding Workers Rights


Tisha M. Leonardo-Santiago is New Jersey Division on Civil Rights’ Interim Director of Outreach & Community Relations. A second-generation Latinx Hudson County native and a first-generation college graduate earning their undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement Administration from New Jersey City University. In 2017, Tisha joined DCR as a Bilingual Investigator in the Enforcement Unit, served as the bilingual subject matter expert for the New Jersey Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS) Project that launched in November 2020, and in March 2021 was promoted to Bilingual Community Relations Specialist, Community Relations Unit. They proudly serve as an Executive Committee member of the Employee Resource Group – The Alliance, DCR Designated Representative on the Human Relations Council, and member of the Law & Public Safety Diversity Council.

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