Monique Smiley

Welcome Home Coalition, Communications and Leadership Development Manager

Monique Smiley is a recent graduate at Portland State University where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Sociology. Prior to Welcome Home Coalition, Monique was the legislative assistant for Representative Diego Hernandez of East Portland. During her time in the legislative session, she advocated for adequate education funding, revenue, and housing. Monique believes strongly in shifting the way we see mental illness from a stigma to a validated health issue. Equity is a central tenant in her work in increasing housing resources for homelessness individuals and families with a mental health condition.