Monna is an organizer and facilitator who loves to synthesize, problem-solve, and build kick-ass team culture. She has led teams in Ohio, Maryland, and Maine to win LGBTQ non-discrimination and same-sex marriage, most notably as the Portland Regional Field Director of the Mainers United for Marriage campaign. She also served as the Executive Director of APIENC (API Equality – Northern California), where she developed programs to train and mentor LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander organizers and exponentially grew the organization’s grassroots donor base. Most recently, Monna supported leaders of API social justice organizations in fundraising, strategic planning, and program management as the coordinator of the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality network. She is currently on the Advisory Council of the Asian Prisoners Support Committee. Monna loves dance, experimentation, and talking about money.