Partner Profile: Shirley Higuchi
We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Shirley Higuchi, Co-Chair for DCBF’s Call to Action.
Shirley Ann Higuchi
Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs
American Psychological Association
Years on the Job
Where did you grow up?
Ann Arbor, MI
What brought you to DC?
Georgetown Law School
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
Associate, EPSTEIN BECKER GREEN. I learned healthcare law during a transformative time.
Sound of Music
Favorite Vacation Spot
One Item from your Bucket List
Horse back ride in Ireland
Yoga, horseback riding & health and wellness
Late Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Your News Source
USATODAY & Washington Post
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is…
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint?
My photo with the Obamas
Most rewarding element of your work
It ties in well with social justice & policy
Biggest failure and what you learned
Not listening and being aware- I learned to listen
Three main challenges you faced early in your career
One of the few women, being Asian & mentorship
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be…
Capitol Park police on horseback
If I weren’t working at American Psychological Association, I would be…
In the Japanese American Incarceration community
Legal aid is important to me because . . .
It’s doing the right thing
My dream for the legal system is…
To have it adequately funded
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is….
Access to services
Little known fact about your organization
Cutting edge legal work in parity implementation
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