Mona Muro is a public health and economic justice thought partner. During her career, she has championed anti-gender-based violence work with grassroots organizations, and community members, and fought to keep survivor voices at the heart of the movement. She is a recognized presenter, facilitator, and trainer in her field, having spoken for state and national audiences including the Center for Victims of Crime and The National Network to End Domestic Violence. Mona has spent years advancing policy for people impacted by gender-based violence as it intersects with immigration, consumer rights, economic wellbeing, and public benefits legislation. She spearheaded local, state, and national economic justice policy and systems initiatives for domestic violence programs, including landmark Coerced Debt legislation in Texas. She believes that reflection and growth are critical to human-centered policy initiatives and strives to center equity in policymaking. Mona has a growing passion for working with organizations, to reflect, evaluate, and create a healthy organizational culture. Mona serves on the Board of the New Leaders Council – Austin, where she is in her second term as Finance Chair. In her role, she promotes and values the role of power-sharing models and racial and economic equity. More recently Mona is working to support her community in a multi-year plan to preserve and develop quality, safe, and cost affordable homes in the city of San Antonio, while also teaching her nieces how to rollerskate. She enjoys international hiking adventures and collecting and cooking with spices she finds during her travels. Mona is the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, a Tejan, a Social Worker, a doggo mom to Missy, and an anti-oppression social justice proponent.
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