Mónica is a correspondent for the public radio network Fronteras: The Changing America Desk and covers New Mexico, west Texas and northern Mexico. Over the last four years, her reporting has focused on the deadly drug violence in her Mexican sister city, Ciudad Juarez. Her stories air regularly on National Public Radio, Public Radio International and Radio Bilingue. Monica got her start in journalism at the Waco Tribune Herald newspaper in Waco, Texas. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso and has studied at La Sorbonne in Paris and the School for International Training in southern Mexico.