Chief of Staff, National Organization for Women
Monique is the Chief of Staff for the National Organization for Women, the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. She has spent over a decade working on and advising political campaigns and progressive nonprofits. She has extensive experience in strategic outreach, political fundraising, coalition building, and project management. Over the years, she has worked with diverse communities from both rural and urban areas and served on campaigns to elect leaders up and down the ballot, including President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Congressman Don Beyer.
A long-time advocate for diversity and inclusion in politics, Monique was elected as President of the Democratic Party of Virginia's Latino Caucus and held this position from 2013 to 2015. During this time, she led the political activity of Latino Democrats from across the state. This included working closely with the State Party's committees and candidates at the local, state, and federal level to engage Virginia Latinos in various efforts, as well as cultivating a strong pipeline of new leaders and activists. She was also elected to represent the 3rd Congressional District at the Democratic Party of Virginia's Central Committee and served from 2012 - 2015.
Monique is a Political Partner at Truman National Security Project. Her area of expertise is on race/ethnicity, inequality, and political participation.