Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
Undergraduate: UC Davis
Major: BA, English Language and Literature/Letters
Monserrat is a native from Sacramento. "I was in marching band for six years and was a marching snare drummer at McClatchy High School! I'm definitely invested in the community since I was born and raised in Sacramento. I attended UC Davis as an undergrad. I [can] see myself living and practicing here as well which is why McGeorge was a perfect fit!"
McGeorge felt like a natural and optimal place to attend law school: "I love the community and the tight-knit feel of the campus, I feel that everyone is very approachable and the staff is amazing. Simply by being a student at McGeorge, doors have opened with unlimited possibilities here in the heart of Sacramento!"
Both of her parents are immigrants from Mexico. "I'm fluent in Spanish, and I am the first generation to attend college/graduate school."
While Monserrat envisions herself working for a law firm, her ultimate goal is to own and operate a firm under her own name. "I have a passion for justice and helping others so I knew that I would be happy working in a field where I could defend people's rights." While she is open to various types of law, she has so far focused on civil litigation during her time at McGeorge.
In her spare time, she loves salsa and bachata dancing, as well as other challenging athletic activities such as interval weight training.