Monique received her bachelor's degrees in Literature: Writing and Japanese Studies from University of California, San Diego. During her time at UCSD, she also spent a year studying at Sophia University (上智大学) in Japan. Monique also has a master's degree in Asian Studies from California State University Long Beach and a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Monique started teaching at Futures Academy in 2016 and continued teaching there when the school merged into Fusion Academy. She teaches mostly English courses, but she teaches some history and elective courses as well. Before coming to the school, she taught English as a Second Language for several years.
Fun Facts and Hobbies
- Loves to go to Disneyland and even went to the opening weekend of Shanghai Disneyland
- Avid baker and cook who is often asked to brings the dessert to parties
- Lifelong fan of movies, music, traveling, and cats