Monique works on proactive conservation initiatives to connect networks of people in order to protect networks of land at the regional scale. For the past six years, Monique has been working with the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC), first as an Advisory Board member then as the Conservation Strategist, and now as a Conservation Advisor. Prior to WELC, Monique was the Executive Director of the Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project where she worked extensively on a conservation blueprint for the ecoregion and developed the organization’s road ecology program. Monique began her career as a field ornithologist and then moved into the non-profit world and found she had a proclivity for building small organizations from the ground up. Integrating science and technical resources, such as GIS and spatial modeling, has been at the heart of many of the projects she has catalyzed across the West. In her time working as a conservationist, Monique has come full circle back to her roots in field biology enabling her to utilize all she has learned in the broader conservation arena with the people that effect conservation on-the-ground. For examples of the types of projects Monique has recently spearheaded visit (website hidden), (website hidden), and (website hidden). She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame.