• About:

      Monica Parks is the Public Policy Program Manager at the Roosevelt House Institute of Public Policy at Hunter College, CUNY, where she advises undergraduate students across all majors in pursuing minors and certificates in Public Policy. Monica also edits and writes for the Institute’s Faculty Journal, develops conference concepts, and leads the Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program, a selective 40-student cohort generously supported by the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women.

      Previously, Monica served as the Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator at the New York City Bar Association, where she developed and taught pre-law curriculum and facilitated internship placements in the legal field for students in their high school and undergraduate years. In this role, she served more than 500 students annually.

      An avid reader, Monica holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature: Writing & Rhetoric from the University of Maryland, College Park. As an undergraduate, she held the position of Managing Editor for both the Paper Shell Literary Review and Stylus Journal of Literature & Art and worked as a rhetoric and composition tutor at the University of Maryland Writing Center for three years.