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Monique L. Thomas


Monique Thomas is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainer, coach, and facilitator specializing in culture-based communication strategies and conflict resolution. For the past 20 years, Monique has worked within student affairs, faith communities, the arts, and private and non-profit sectors to educate and advance the importance of equity and inclusion. 


Monique is also a scholar and artist.  She earned her Communications Studies bachelor’s degree at CSU San Bernardino, studied Performance Studies as a graduate student at CSU Los Angeles, and participated in the Northwestern University Institute of Performance Studies Institute. In the spring 2020, Monique debuted her one-woman show, Hair Journey: An Autoethnographic Performance, exploring hair as a site of cultural performance for Black women. Monique was also a panelist for the dramatic reading and discussion series of The Death of Cliff Huxtable book.  Monique’s DEI and artistic work are centered around identity and the intersection of the personal and political.

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