Monique Rada is the Whole Health Coordinator in the Whole Health and Community Resilience unit at the NYC Department of Veterans' Services. Rada served in the United States Navy on board the USS Tortuga stationed in Sasebo, Japan and Naval Base Point Loma located in San Diego, California. During her time of service, Rada received a National Defense medal, Navy “E” Ribbon, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Prior to joining DVS, Rada worked for the New York City Administration for Children's Services as a Peace Officer, with the responsibility of maintaining the safety of clients and staff during crises at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children's Center. Rada also volunteered as a Community Affairs Coordinator for the Brooklyn Youth Marine Cadets, a community-based organization that targeted youth using military tactics within the Fort Greene and Bushwick areas.Rada is the Vice President of the faith- based group “Daughters of Purpose,” which assists residents within the Bedford-Stuyvesant area through outreach and community service. She received her BA in American Urban Studies at the Metropolitan College of New York and is currently pursuing her MS in Urban Policy and Leadership at Hunter College. Rada enjoys traveling with friends and retail therapy whenever time permits.