Monique is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs Journalism.

As an undergraduate student, she worked as a Page for the Ohio House of Representatives and through the Washington Center, she interned on Capitol Hill with the Washington, D.C. Bureau of Tribune Broadcasting.

During her final quarter of study, she also interned in the Department of Programming at WVEE/CBS Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation, Monique accepted a position with both the Programming and Research departments. She was later selected as a Legislative Service Commission (LSC) Fellow in the Ohio Senate, serving the Office of Communication and Senator Eric H. Kearney.

Monique’s desire to continue a career in public service lead her to the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, where she received a Master of Science in Social Science Administration (M.S.S.S.A.) with a concentration in Community and Social Development.

After serving as a graduate teaching assistant for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she received an M.A. in Media Arts Studies with concentrations in Public Broadcasting and Media Management.

During her graduate study, Monique worked closely with WOUB staff as a video/audio editor, news writer, host of Shades of Color Radio, and local anchor for Public Radio International’s The Takeaway.

In the fall of 2014, she discovered a unique opportunity to fuse all things community, media, and tech, into an exciting career in the ever-growing digital startup ecosystem as a Technical Marketing student at the Startup Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

The Startup Institute provides an 8-Week immersive program designed for Career Changers, Creatives and the overall Tech Savvy individual determined to get off the sidelines and in the game!


After her experience at Startup Insitute, Monique served as the Director of Marketing and Social Media for Computer Training Institute of Chicago for over 2-years, a consultant and Social Media Community Manager for JeffreyM Consulting and McDonald’s Corporation and most recently as Social Media Associate for 1871.





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