USAID, Global Health - Ebola Team
Monica is a Certified Health Education Specialist and works as an Advisor on the Global Health Ebola Team at USAID. In this role, she co-manages 10 health projects totaling $65M, focused on mitigating the impacts of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Monica also serves as an advisor on gender issues related to Ebola and works to integrate gender-sensitive approaches into Ebola programming. She has served on the Executive Board of USAID's Hispanic Employees Council for the past several years where she works to recruit, retain, and promote Latinos at USAID.
Previously, Monica worked on issues relating to family planning and reproductive health policy in Francophone West Africa. Prior to her work with USAID, Monica was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow and worked as a Graduate Fellow in the Office of Senator Richard Durbin on issues related to appropriations, foreign relations, and defense. In her free time, Monica volunteers with a local non-profit as a health outreach volunteer. Monica has her MBA from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and her BS in Public Health from Portland State University.