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Monica graduated from Dominican University where she majored in Informatics/IT with a concentration in User Experience (UX) and minored in Graphic Design. While in college, she worked in various roles both on and off campus such as a videographer/photographer and a TRIO SSS Ambassador. After graduation, she completed her AmeriCorps service year as a College Success Coach with College Possible, where she supported freshmen and sophomore college students in navigating their college journey.

From these experiences, Monica developed a passion for working with young people from first-generation backgrounds and underserved communities by helping them navigate the college experience, career exploration, and post-grad life. It has led her to become the impactful leader that she is today and to continuously challenge the status quo. Outside of work, she is a member of a nationwide mentorship non-profit called Step Up, which focuses on women's empowerment with the mission of guiding teen girls and young women between the ages of 14-29 toward their version of success through programs and events focused on career readiness.

Monica enjoys exploring new places, listening to music, collecting Funko Pops, dancing, and traveling.

“Be the person you needed when you were younger.” - Ayesha Siddiqi

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