Monca Trejo

Monica Trejo

Program Coordinator Sr., Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation

Monica Trejo is the Program Coordinator Sr. for K-12 Initiatives within the Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation. She works to support entrepreneurial opportunities in education for K-12 students, including the Verizon Innovation Learning design thinking program and the Cisco Global Problem solver program. Previously, she served as an instructional coach at Academia del Pueblo Elementary school in Phoenix. In this role, she worked on the administrative team to support instruction and helped lead the Apple ConnectEd Initiative designed to increase student achievement through technology. She has worked as both a teacher and school administrator in district and charter schools in the Phoenix area. In addition, Monica has worked as a policy advisor fellow for State Representative Bolding and was recently elected to serve as a governing board member for the Tempe Elementary District. Monica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Global Health from ASU, her Masters in Education in Special Education from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and a Masters in Education Leadership from Columbia University. She is currently a doctoral student at Columbia University studying urban education leadership.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

I believe innovations are important in all fields, this includes participatory democracy.


What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to see a diverse crowd of individuals who are invested, involved, informed and ready to help create change in their communities.