Mrs. Figueroa was born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She is a native Spanish speaker. She graduated from Providencia Olmo where she was the volleyball captain and the president of the DECA program. After high school she decided to travel and she moved to Dominican Republic and Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Mrs. Figueroa and her family reside in New Port Richey and her daughter attends James W. Mitchell High School.
In Puerto Rico she taught science, math, and health. She organized a traditional and folkloric dance group and her students did numerous presentations. However, when she moved to the United States, she decided to be a Spanish teacher. She is certified in K-6 elementary education and K-12 Spanish. She has been working with kids since she was 15 years old. She enjoys her work and provides the kids with not only the knowledge of the language but also the culture.