Born in Chicago, Monica Foucher was raised to value truth and justice and to instinctively stand up to “authority”. After a brief stint attempting to be a filmmaker in New York City, she relocated to Portland in 2009, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. She has spent the majority of her time in Portland working for Home Forward, the local Housing Authority, and now serves as their Associate Director of Public Relations. She has a background in television and film production, pop culture analysis, labor organizing, and marketing (she plays the ukulele as well, but admits she isn’t very good). She continues to advocate for Black liberation through education, community building, protest, and encouraging others to make standing up to authority an instinct, as her parents encouraged her.