Monica Gonzales is the Director of Congressional Relations, leading Feeding America's congressional relations strategy. In her role, Monica focuses on expanding the organization's reach with Congress and the Executive Branch while increasing the depth and breadth of congressional support for federal nutrition programs. Prior to joining Feeding America, Monica served as the Director of Federal Government Relations for Share Our Strength, leading the organization's pursuit of policy solutions to expand access to federal nutrition and anti-poverty programs. Throughout her career, she has effectively advanced social missions achieving measurable results and social impact. Monica is adept at managing complex policy issues and forging strategic alliances; she has spearheaded national initiatives and coalitions to implement national programs and achieve policy change, directed and managed multi-million-dollar programs, and has served as a trusted advisor to senior leaders and executives.
Monica currently serves on multiple non-profit boards including as Chair of the Domestic Policy Committee on the Board for the Alliance to End Hunger. Originally from Santa Fe Springs, CA, Monica graduated from Pepperdine University with a BA in Political Science.