Monica Munn joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2014. As a member of the Strategy and Strategic Planning team, she supports the design and implementation of new programmatic initiatives. Ms. Munn has significant experience developing programs focused on sustainability and economic development issues, including food waste and loss, equitable urban development, and energy access. She is currently driving efforts to reduce food waste in the U.S. as part of the Foundation’s global YieldWise initiative. She has previously worked on Foundation initiatives to address energy poverty, improve access to health services and information for the urban working poor, and catalyze employment opportunities for African youth.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Munn was responsible for corporate strategy and investor relations at Next Street, an advisory firm focused on accelerating economic development in U.S. inner cities. As part of Next Street’s strategy practice, she advised urban small businesses and nonprofits on growth challenges and partnered with municipal and state agencies to develop and implement economic development strategies, such as small business capacity building programs, business incubators, and local procurement policies. Earlier in her career, Munn worked on strategy and corporate development at Citigroup.
Munn holds a B.Sc. in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and is currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management at Columbia University.