Cornell University

Maria Figueroa : Biography

Maria C. Figueroa is Director of Labor and Industry Research at the Cornell University-School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  Since she joined Cornell seven years ago, Maria has specialized in the study of the media, arts and entertainment industry.  She's worked in several research projects commissioned by unions and employer groups in this industry, including the New York’s Big Picture: NY’s Position in Film, TV and Commercial Production, which was published by the New York Film, Television and Commercial Initiative in 2006.  Maria has over 20 years of experience in strategic, corporate and market research, having worked as an industry analyst and researcher for national and international organizations, including the Teamsters union and the United Nations.