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 worked a a public school substitute teacher, and 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 events such as: SoE Career Fairs, Senior Design Demo Day, Commencement, the Law School for Engineers event 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. In support of students, Monica strives to find answers for any student who needs assistance and thereby has become a “go to” resource to help undergrads in their journey to be successful college students. She is the Program Coordinator for the Engineering House Learning Community and often teaches one section of UNIV-1810 for first year students in the Engineering House Learning Community.
Monica is the faculty advisor for Delta Zeta Sorority and the Acts of Kindness club. Prior to this she was the Staff Advisor for the MEM Society (May 2014 to May of 2017).
Monica loves traveling and anything ‘art.” She has a husband, two children (one a UConn grad – the other graduating in December 2020),and a dog named Gus who runs the household most days.