Becky Monroe, Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs
Becky L. Monroe is the Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs. Before joining the CRD, Monroe worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Associate Attorney General, as a Consultant – Senior Advisor. Before this consultancy, Monroe was the Senior Director of the Fighting Hate and Bias Program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. She was Director and Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for the Divided Community Project at the Ohio State University College of Law from 2019 to 2020. Monroe was Director of the Stop Hate Project at The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 2017 to 2018. She was Director on Policy and Strategy and Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2012 to 2017. Monroe was on detail from the U.S. Department of Justice as Senior Policy Advisor for The White House Domestic Policy Council on civil rights issues from 2014 to 2015. She was Acting Director and Senior Counsel for the Community Relations Service at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009 to 2012. Monroe was Policy Counsel at the Constitution Project from 2008 to 2009 and Latino/a Outreach Volunteer for the Promote the Vote Program at Obama for America from 2007 to 2008. Monroe was Director of the Employment Rights Project at Bet Tzedek Legal Services from 2005 to 2008. She was an Associate at Strumwasser and Woocher LLP from 2003 to 2005 and a Paralegal for the Employment Litigation Section at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1998 to 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Paez, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.