Recognition, Boards, & Awards
●2021 Women and Business Award from Pittsburgh Magazine
●2021 Dr. Cyril Wecht Western PA Humanitarian Award
●2019 Women of Influence Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times
●2019 César Chávez Community Heroes Award.
●2018 New Person of the Year from the Thomas Merton Center
●2018 Rising Star from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.
● ACLU Pennsylvania● Jewish Family and Community Services, Legal Services for Immigrants and Internationals(LSII)
● Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
● National Puerto Rican Agenda● NeighborWorks of Western Pennsylvania (NWWPA)
● Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation (PEIDC)
● Pittsburgh United
● State of Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Health Equity Latino AdvisoryCommittee
● State of Pennsylvania Welcoming Caucus
● University of Pittsburgh Center for Migration, Displacement, and Community Studies
● University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, Field Advisory BoardMonica is the co-chair of the Gainey Transition Committee on Equitable Development, Commissioner for the City of Pittsburgh on the Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC)Commissioner for Governor Wolf on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA).