Program Coordinator – School of Engineering, Undergraduate Programs
Program Coordinator – Engineering House
Instructor – UNIV 1810
Office: Engineering II, room 302C
About Me: Monica earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Psychology, from Frostburg State University. In college she was a Resident Assistant and Membership Chairman for her chapter of Alpha Xi Delta National Women’s Fraternity.
Following graduation, she worked as a professional career recruiter in the Washington DC market. She went on to work in the insurance industry progressing through various positions: Regional Office Supervisor at Banner Life, Regional Manager at FHP Healthcare – Arizona, and finally as Director of Customer Service for Foundation Federal Health Services.
After taking a career break to raise her two children, Monica reentered the workforce as a Print Advertising Designer. Concurrent with this she started a consulting business providing speech writing for audiences of all sizes, technical writing of web content, print advertising and branding materials. She also served for two years as a Town of Coventry Service Unit Manager for Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
In May 2012, Monica started working at UConn – Storrs as the interim Academic Advisor for the Department of Psychology with a starting caseload of over 600 students. In November 2012, she started her current job as Program Coordinator for the UConn School of Engineering Undergraduate Program. In this role, she coordinates general office operations; provides administrative and technical support as well as coordinating program logistics for events such as: SoE Career Fairs, Career Expos, Senior Design Demo Day, Commencement, “Law School for Engineers”, “Women in Engineering”, and others. She assists program faculty, staff and students; responds to inquiries from students, parents, faculty and others regarding program policies, procedures and requirements, making referrals as appropriate. Monica assists in advising students or program participants regarding academic program planning; plans and promotes various programs and requirements that are important and useful to undergrads. In dealing with students, Monica strives to find answers for any student who needs assistance and thereby has become a “go to” resource to help undergrads be successful college students. She also teaches one section of UNIV 1810 for the ENGR House Learning Community.
Monica is the faculty advisor for Delta Zeta Sorority and the Acts of Kindness Initiative club. Prior to this she was the Staff Advisor for the MEM Society (May 2014 to May of 2017).
Monica loves traveling (most recently to the UK) and anything ‘art.” She also enjoys watching The Durrells, Shetland, Doc Martin, Outlander and Westworld where she is rooting for “Team Host. ” She has two children, a husband, and a dog named Gus who runs the household most days.