Monique is currently serving as an Engagement & Community Services Coordinator at DVS. In this role, she is responsible for connecting veterans and their families to employment services, educational benefits, financial services, and business opportunities in Staten Island and Brooklyn. She also serves as the agency’s primary point of contact for culture and arts initiatives within the Core4 Whole Health Program.
Before joining Team DVS, Rada served as a Peace Officer at the Administration for Children’s Services where she was responsible for preserving the safety of clients and staff at the Scoppetta Children’s Center in Manhattan.
Rada is a veteran of the US Navy where she served aboard the USS Tortuga. She holds a BA in American Urban Studies from the Metropolitan College of New York and is currently pursuing an MS in Urban Policy & Leadership at CUNY Hunter College. She is President of the faith-based community group, Daughters of Purpose, which offers local support to residents in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area. She enjoys traveling with friends and a little retail therapy whenever time (and money) permits.