Monica N. Pham, Esq. is the daughter of two Vietnamese refugees. She is a seasoned Capitol Hill staffer and advocate for the AAPI community.
Monica began her career at the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Office of General Counsel under Secretary Anthony Principi, working on Vietnam veteran claims and Agent Orange policy. She later went on to practice civil rights and labor employment law.
After working at UNICEF and the United Nation’s counsel office, she served as an APAICS fellow for Rep. Mike Honda, covering judiciary and immigration issues. After experiences in several Congressional offices, including serving as legislative counsel to Sen. Kamala Harris, Monica moved to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s DC Director.
Currently, Monica serves as the head of public policy and government affairs at Biogen, a neurological biotech company, where she advocates for AAPI health issues such as clinical and health equity and culturally competent care for limited-English speaking AAPIs.
Monica holds a B.S. in Neurobiology from Cornell University, M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. She is a member of the Supreme Court Bar, NJ Bar, NY Bar, and resides in Washington D.C. with her partner Jon and two kittens, Buttons and Mittens.
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