Director of Constituent Services for the office of Councilmember Trayon White
What are some specific duties you do at work?
I will be coordinating incoming issues and concerns from the people we serve. Our office will continue to connect with constituents and agencies to advise Councilmember White on matters concerning our Stakeholders.
What's your favorite food?
Thiéboundienne! It’s a very fancy Senegalese Fish, vegetables, and Rice Dish!
What's your favorite movie?
Grease II. I cannot sing, but I love to sing
What's something you're proud of?
Moving to Washington D.C. on my own at the age of 23.
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I have a very green thumb! I can grow anything and can bring back most plants to vibrancy.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
I love the wee hours. Night or morning, is the time when everyone else is asleep, and it’s so peaceful and quiet, you can really sit and think. I get up every day at 6 am to start my morning meditation, but that doesn’t mean things don’t keep me up late at night.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A reporter, but being an ANC for so long, allowed me to inform the community. I love to advise, matter of fact, the name Monique, means “Advisor”
What motivates you at work?
I love to work on issues and see them come to fruition in my community. It's very satisfying when we can increase communication and get more people in our neighborhoods involved with civic issues.
What's your favorite work-related memory?
Once we took a field trip to Hershey Park Pa, and our manager, Mr. Lewindowsky let the entire crew pour chocolate all over his head! It was great!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself continuing to work for the District Government in any capacity that serves the community.
What are your greatest accomplishments thus far?
Clearing up my credit and paying off my debt.
What do you love about Ward 8?
I love Ward 8 because the people bring me joy. I love working with children because they are loving, ambitious, and very helpful. The teens think they are hipp and they have great dance moves! The seniors are historians and tell you all about the area. There are so many historic places to explore, and so many green spaces to relax in, our streets are wide, and we have abundant trees, places to park, and the best breathtaking city views.
What else do you want to share about yourself?
I’m an easygoing person who can talk to anyone, even if they don’t speak my language. I am an avid listener & professional storyteller. My motto in life is, to take a chance!