Monique is the Director of Portfolio Solutions at VSP Vision Care where her team plans and executes 45 to 50 programs and projects annually encompassing a spectrum of VSP business initiatives. Monique holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley (GO BEARS!) in both Political Science and Rhetoric.
Monique’s interest in the arts and arts education is due to her children’s involvement in the arts in school. Both of Monique’s children are graduates of the Elk Grove Unified School District where they were extremely dedicated band members. Her daughter is planning to graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan as a Fashion Design major in 2021. Her son begins his freshman year at the Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall. Both were AP and Honors students. Band and music created an amazing learning and social environment for her children. It also taught them that there are a plethora of career choices, including the Arts! For seven years she as Secretary and President of the Pleasant Grove High Band Booster Board.
Monique’s community involvement is always focused on youth development. She has volunteered as an instructor for the Junior Achievement program, as a mentor for Rancho Cordova High School students, served as Chair of the T.R.Smedberg Middle School Site Council, as the Scholarship Committee Chair of the Folsom Lake College Foundation Board, and as a member of the Sacramento Unified School District Foundation Board. She is currently an instructor and Steering Committee Member for the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Young Leadership Collaboration.
Monique is grateful for the arts education her children experienced and, through her board involvement looks forward to helping future students experience the same