Born on Edwards Air Force Base in California, Monica was raised in a military family and moved to Washington State while in high school. A former middle school teacher, Monica is currently an instructional coach at Pacific Middle School in Vancouver. Monica’s political activism began in 2008 when she was elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She has also been an active member of the Washington Education Association. Monica’s priorities if elected include preparing kids for the jobs of tomorrow, making sure career and technical training in schools aligns with the jobs in our communities, help small businesses become more competitive and offer veterans more job opportunities.