Named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Monique Dorsainvil served in the Obama White House for seven and a half years, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. In this position, she worked with grassroots advocates, private sector leaders, celebrity influencers, and local and federal elected officials to advance policy priorities for signature issue-based initiatives including criminal justice reform, health care access, women’s leadership, LGBTQ rights and stem education.
Prior to the White House, Monique cut her teeth in local government working as a Legislative Aide to Stacey Abrams in the Georgia General Assembly and then went on to serve as a mentor with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, promoting leadership and activism among young women and gender expansive youth in Newark, NJ and New York City.
Monique currently works in Public Policy at Facebook, leading engagement to third party think tank and advocacy organizations and was a part of the core team that spearheaded the company’s Civil Rights Audit, which looked at policy and product from an anti-discrimination lens. Monique is an Operator Collective Limited Partner and serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation. A native of Los Angeles, she earned a a B.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Global Health from Emory University.