Monica is dedicated to financial literacy education and empowering individuals to take control of their finances. Through her work and community engagement, she aims to create a more financially literate, diverse, and inclusive society where everyone has the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their finances. In her most recent role at Vanguard, Monica specialized in institutional investments and retirement education. Currently, her leadership involvement includes serving on the Grand Canyon University College of Education Advisory Board, acting as an Agua Fria High School Business Advisory member, mentoring through the Arizona State University Los Diablos, and serving as an Advisory Board member for Eudemonics Lab at Georgetown University.
Monica was a former classroom teacher, ACEE volunteer, board member and the first Latina Governing Board President of the Peoria Unified School District. She led the charge to have the first Financial Literacy Resolution passed in the state of Arizona by a public school district. Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and an MBA from Grand Canyon University. She earned her Certificate in Education Finance from Georgetown University with a focus on strategic fiscal management, finance policy analysis, and financial leadership. Her love for learning led her to enroll in the Arizona State University Lodestar Executive Leadership program.
You will often hear Monica speak about her two sons and their love for welding and athletics. She and her husband, Frank, love to watch their boys in action!