Monique Lumas-Wright, MA

Monique brings a well-rounded understanding of social, economic, and community issues to the development department.  Monique holds a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship and Change from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and a B.A in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.

Passionate about generating resources to effect positive change in local communities and among the most vulnerable populations across the globe, Monique has over 15 years’ experience working within a variety of social and private sectors including non-profit organizations, wealth management corporations, and nongovernment international organizations. Monique has also worked for agencies contracted with the California Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Children and Family Services understanding the sensitivity of working with children and families in diverse climates. Her recent roles as Vice President of Operations and Board Relations in Development led her to the Child Development Institute where she believes in creating value that will significantly impact long-lasting transformation for individuals, communities and societies, at large.