Monica is a Miami-born and raised first-generation, queer Latina. She joined the League in 2018 and began board service in 2019 as the Miami-Dade County Voter Services Chair. She led the Miami-Dade League as President from 2020-2021.
They are currently the Director of Medical Standards at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the former Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women. She has worked as a nurse at Planned Parenthood providing abortion care, a school health nurse in Title 1 schools, as well as a Senior Health Educator at the FL Department of Health. She has worked on several research projects and was a grantee of the NIH Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training.
Monica is a nurse and public health expert, currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Duke University. She spends her free time doing pilates, reading, or in her garden with her partner, Kristofer, and their dog, Zeppelin.