Learning and Evaluation Associate
As Learning and Evaluation Associate, Monica manages all Firelight communications and provides key support to the Learning and Evaluation team members.
Monica Dey comes to Firelight having returned from a Princeton in Africa fellowship at Hope Through Health in rural Togo, where she assisted with a quality improvement project for a pediatric HIV program. A graduate of the Human Biology program at Stanford University, Monica researched and wrote her honors thesis at the university’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) about the impact of contraceptive prevalence on maternal mortality worldwide. Monica received a Stanford PACS Small Grant and a CDDRL grant to conduct her field research in rural Uganda and participated in the Public Service Scholars Program to ensure that there was community benefit from her thesis research.
Passionate about encouraging students to become involved in public service, at Stanford, Monica was a member of the Social Entrepreneurial Students’ Association (SENSA) Pre-Professional Team and student government's Social Impact Initiative, where she developed social impact career programming and established a new social entrepreneurship fellowship. Outside her studies, Monica has interned for Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Safe Mothers, Safe Babies in Uganda, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar, and the Tides Foundation, enabled by a Sand Hill Philanthropy Fellowship from Stanford. In 2015, she was a recipient of a “Walk the Talk” Award from the Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service and graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Public Service Honors Society.