Monica Cañas, Project Coordinator
Monica has more than 15 years of business administration background, with a focus on small business and supporting community-based entrepreneurs. She brings strong skills in collaborating, facilitating, planning, and organizing. Monica attended College of Marin and transferred to Dominican University of California, earning a degree in Business Administration. During her time there, she helped organize community events for the Latinos Unidos club to promote cultural awareness on campus and was a founding member of the Dominican University Accounting and Finance Association. Monica is bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
Monica was recently appointed as a board member at Larkspur-Corte Madera School District. She serves on the school district’s Finance Committee and the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). As an active parent volunteer in her daughter’s schools (currently spanning the Cove Elementary School, Hall Middle School and Redwood High School), Monica has developed an understanding of the need for more inclusive parent engagement. For three years she served on the Parent Education Committee at Hall Middle School, collaborating with the school and fellow volunteers to provide monthly panels on topics relevant to middle-school parents, arrange speakers, events and related resources. Her efforts significantly contributed to Hall Middle School receiving the ‘Schools to Watch’ award, in 2018, for academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and structure for success.