Monica is a transplanted Okie, having moved to Abilene in 2002. She retired from AISD having served as a middle school math teacher as well as an administrator. She has been involved in LGBTQ civil rights since the early 1990s. She and her wife of 29 years have three marvelous sons, one of whom is gay, and three wonderful granddaughters. Creating a community that is rich in diversity and equality is what motivated her to serve on the Abilene Pride Alliance.