Monica was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She attended Cambridge College, a British school in Lima, which allowed her to be fluent in both English and Spanish. She then moved to California and obtained a B.A in Media Studies and Mass Communications from the University of California at Berkeley. Shortly after graduation she moved back to San Diego. Monica is a Staff Technical Program Manager at Intuit has 10 years of experience in client relations and over 6 years in Project Management specializing in IT consulting, and Data & Analytics.
Her passion for volunteer work started back in Peru when she was a teenager volunteering at orphanages in the capital city of Lima. She has been involved with House of Peru since 2007 when she joined the organization as one of its Princesses and later represented us as the Queen for House of Peru. She later joined the Board of Directors serving as Vice President, and she is now our Secretary for 2019. She has also worked with other non-profits like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Border Angels.
Monica's favorite things are traveling, enjoying the arts (opera, galleries, theater, music, etc.), Zeke (her baby dog), and spending time with friends and family.