Monica is a city government reporter and photojournalist for InMaricopa. Previously, she worked as a photographer for Mesa Community College’s student newspaper The Mesa Legend and interned with The Arizona Republic’s breaking news desk and visuals department. In 2022, she graduated with a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University.
Monica is a rare Southwest native: she was born in Gallup, New Mexico, raised in Mesa, Arizona and is a member of the Navajo Nation. In her free time, Monica enjoys live music, A24 movies and playing Minecraft.