As the Grants & Finance Specialist II for the NUMO Alliance (hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities), Monica manages NUMO’s finances, coordinates NUMO’s day-to-day operations, and supports senior NUMO staff members with the acquiring of and complying to all of the team’s grants. She works closely with her colleagues to support and fund organizations and projects that emphasize equity, access, and sustainability.

Monica joined WRI in 2018 as one of NUMO’s first employees and worked closely with her colleagues to build out the team from an initial six-million-dollar grant.

Prior to joining WRI, Monica was Executive Assistant to the lead co-counsel of the high profile “Juliana vs. U.S.” climate change case. She was also selected as a Fellow for the Gender, Equity, and the Environment program at the Sierra Club and was a blog contributor with the Worldwatch Institute.

Monica holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary focus throughout her undergraduate career was on sustainable development and environmental justice. Now, in her professional life, she continues to refine this focus towards sustainable finance.