Monique is a PhD candidate in sociology of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education and is currently researching how educational institutions play a role in shaping students' environmental identities. She earned a MA in education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BS in human development from Cornell University. Before her time at Stanford she taught middle school math and science for 5 years. She was also a vice-principal and math coach in both Title 1 district and charter contexts. Her love of environmental education research comes from her own years as an outdoor educator, developing links with nature for urban public school students.