• Promoting safe and healthy neighborhoods;
• Creating economic development and job opportunities; and
• Improving city services and programs for youth, families and seniors.
Monica’s public service began in 2001 on the City Planning Commission where she served as Chair and supported redevelopment projects along the I-10 Freeway corridorincluding Starbucks, In-N-Out, Smart and Final, and Harley Davidson to name a few.
With experience in the public and private sector, Monica takes a practical approach to public policy, public service and local government. Her professional career includes representingthe Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, Los Angeles City Council, and California State Senate. She has also represented private companies such as Ygrene clean energy Fund,SAS analytics, and Meruelo Maddux Properties.
Monica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Cal State Long Beach.