Tamara “T” Statman, a University of Arizona student/softball alumnus, was crowned Miss Tucson Del Sol 2020 at the Miss Tucson Scholarship Program on Jan. 18. She will educate people across the state about her platform, “Skin Cancer Prevention: Educate, Facilitate, and Legislate.” Statman will move on to the Miss Arizona competition in June. She was a three-sport athlete growing up and at UArizona was Arizona’s first Academic All-American and a two-time first-team Pac-12 all-academic honoree. Statman currently works at Cumulus Radio as a board operator and at Tucson Unified School District as a substitute teacher. She also is publicity director of the Tucson Swing Dance Club, an airport ambassador for the Tucson Airport Authority, and an advisory commissioner on the Tucson Human Relations Commission.
Carlos Galindo-Elvira recently joined Chicanos Por la Causa, Inc. as the director of community engagement and partnerships. A Jew by choice, he most recently was regional director of the ADL, based in Phoenix, from 2016. During his tenure, ADL became the first contact for the Jewish community when anti-Semitic incidents occur. ADL’s No Place for Hate Initiative in 2019 reached 50,000 K-12 Arizona students and trained 1,000 law enforcement officers on managing implicit bias training. Galindo-Elvira, an Arizona State University graduate, began his career in community service as a councilman in Hayden, Arizona, in the late 1980s.