For over a decade, Monique López has been a social justice planner and policy advocate working on a variety of issues such as mobility justice, economic justice, environmental justice, and public space access throughout Southern California. They are the founder of a participatory planning and design firm, Pueblo, which is rooted in a simple principle: The voices of residents should be respected as experts, and they should dictate the design of their community. Monique is a certified planner with the American Planning Association and has earned a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a Master’s in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach. She has also earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science with a Minor in Religion from Vanguard University. When she is not working with community members, she loves spending time with her family, riding her bike, and telling stories.