Director of Community Engagement
As Director of Community Engagement, Monica supports our innovative public involvement work through inclusive and creative practices. She is a bilingual, results-driven communications professional who centers community, equity, and relationships in everything she does.
Monica’s background includes a robust history of building collaborative relationships that yield strong business outcomes. She is well-versed in developing and executing integrated communications strategies and engagement programs—with experience fostering media, partner, and stakeholder relations. Her passion is to increase the representation of historically underserved professionals in the workforce and design programs that elevate, empower, and help talent thrive.
Outside of work, you can find Monica traveling, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, and spending time with friends and family.
"...make a dent in the universe"
— Steve Jobs
Education + Recognition
Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing | Washington State University Vancouver
Minor in Political Science, Latin American Culture Studies and Spanish
Professional Sales Certificate | Washington State University Vancouver
Chancellor’s Award for Student Achievement | Washington State University Vancouver
Undergraduate Excellence Award | Washington State University Vancouver, College of Business
Scholar | LARGANT Foundation
Leader of the Year | Washington State University Vancouver
Emerging Leader of the Year | Washington State University Vancouver
Scholar | Vancouver Rotary Foundation
Board Member | Columbia Play Project
Ambassador Board Vice Chair | Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
Committee Member | WSU Vancouver Alumni Group
Former Executive Committee Member | Clark County Career & Technical Education Consortium