Monica joined the Engine team as the Program Manager for Government Affairs in October 2016. In her role, Monica leads outreach to policymakers in Washington DC and helps to engage and build Engine’s network of startups around the country. Before coming to Engine, Monica was a policy analyst at the Alliance for Health Reform, a health policy non-profit started by Senator Rockefeller (D-WV), and a fundraiser at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). As an strong advocate for women in leadership, Monica has been a member of the Women’s Congressional Staff Association (WCSA), Women’s Information Network (WIN), and an at-large board member of the Startup Champions Network. Monica is originally from southern California and graduated from UC Berkeley with undergraduate degrees in political science and public policy.

 

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