Monique is a seasoned strategist with more than 20 years of experience working with organizations, networks, and foundations to advance social justice and human rights. Monique joined The Rockefeller Foundation to lead programming and strategic operations for the Bellagio Center, including its renowned residencies and convenings.
Before to joining Rockefeller, Monique served as director of strategy for Beyond 100K, a network of U.S. organizations focused on racial equity and STEM education. She also worked at several foundations where she led grantmaking and field-building initiatives focused on gender-based violence.
Prior to that, Monique spent a decade in the LGBTQ movement. She served as chief of staff at the National LGBTQ Task Force and was involved in pro-LGBTQ campaigns in states across the country. She also served on Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, where she helped build an unprecedented national network of LGBTQ leaders. Early in her career, Monique worked as a civil rights lawyer focused on women in the criminal justice system.
Of all her accomplishments, she is most proud of her daughter, Karina, from whom she learns every day. Monique is a long-time resident of Brooklyn and spends as much time as she can in her adopted state of Maine.