Monica holds a Laurea Magistrale (MSc) in Chemistry from the University of Naples in Italy, where she completed her thesis on the structure- based design and NMR characterization of Novel immunosuppressive cyclic peptides. Before her degree, Monica worked as Project Administrative Assistant at the University of Naples. Her background then led her to Canada where she worked at the University of Victoria’s collaborating with the Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology acting as a Research and Teaching Assistant.
Seeking greater challenges and opportunities, she earned a Diploma in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and a Certificate in Business Management. Monica has attained an understanding of project development and the ability to collaborate successfully with diverse stakeholders. Over the past few years, she has been working in Client Service Management focused on international customers and providing technical and customer support.
Monica has volunteered the chapter since 2014, acting as a leader for a MAPs group and recently as part of the Treasury. She is passionate about leading her group, building a network of peer support, motivation, and appreciation. She is also trilingual (fluent in English, Italian and Spanish), enjoys living in the Northwest, and exploring the outdoors.