Monika is a research assistant working on the Michigan Public Policy Survey. They are a dual degree masters student at the Ford School and the School of Social Work (MPP/MSW '21), and have a B.A. in Sociology from Western Washington University (Class of 2012). Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Monika worked in the mental health field for nearly four years, and served in the Peace Corps, working in Morocco teaching English before that. They are most interested in mental health policy reform as well as state-level executive government.