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Dr. Toni Margulies has devoted 25 years to the encouragement of Miami-Dade County's diverse residents to unite as a community which is open and fair to all people. Dr. Margulies has risen through the education profession from classroom teacher to Assistant Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity, Florida International University. An expert on affirmative action and discrimination law, she has served as a consultant to many agencies and institutions, made numerous presentations and served as an expert witness in court cases. Dr. Margulies' contributions to our community are crowned by her 22 years of volunteer work as a member of Dade County's Equal Opportunity Board. She has been repeatedly elected Chairperson of this Board for the past 19 years. She was a member of the Metro Miami Action Plan's Employment Task Force for five years and is a founding member of the Feminist Alternative. Dr. Margulies has been the recipient of the President's Award for Achievement and Excellence at F.I.U. and the Individual Achievement from the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies.