Monica brings a breath of experience that includes legal expertise, lobbying and investigative research. Her professional experience is extensive and ranges from working for the US Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia to the Ministry of Labor for the Government of Bolivia. Before joining SMG she was in private practice providing consulting and legal services to local and regional clients doing business in Bolivia.
One of her most noted professional experiences involved her role as lead coordinator for USAID-U.S. Embassy La Paz from 1997-2002, in which she was instrumental in implementing the new penal reform law in Bolivia. In 2003, she was selected from a list of 200 attorneys to provide legal guidance to Bolivia’s House of Representatives on a variety of reforms to include the Legislative modernization program, Legislative Efficiency and Territorial Representation.
In the Public sector from 2004 -2006, she was Chief of Staff, for the Minister of Labor where her duties included planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Ministry of Labor.
One of her major accomplishments included representing the Minster of Labor in successful negotiations between the private sector and several union syndicates. She attended the University of San Andrés (U.M.S.A.) – La Paz/Bolivia. Monica speaks English and French.