Monica (she/they) is a queer Latine visual artist, communicator, and cultural strategist. A lifelong Chicagoan, Monica has created zines, graphics, illustrations, mixed media posters, and communications strategies supporting youth-led, intergenerational, and intersectional grassroots organizing work in both their city and nationally. As the inaugural Communications Officer at TWF between 2017-2023, Monica helped grow the capacity of the organization to amplify the work of TWF’s grantees in accountable and effective ways. Now entering another inaugural role as Director of Strategic Communications, Monica will lead TWF’s communications strategy and annual plan that supports and advances TWF’s purpose, vision, and values as a by-and-for community funder. Outside of TWF, Monica is a member of Justseeds Artists Cooperative, a decentralized network of visual artists committed to social, environmental, and political engagement.