Monica is IYI’s Senior Consulting Project Manager and helps facilitate thought partnerships between youth-serving organizations and third-party consultants.
She started her career as a teacher in Texan military schools and then low-income Latin@ schools in Chicago. Before coming to IYI, she managed a multi-county mentoring program. She is particularly passionate about building organizational capacity through sustainable and high-quality practices, including onboarding and workforce development, healing-centered youth engagement, and the cultivation of safe spaces and belonging.
Monica enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and coffee.