After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Monique Vogelsang began her career in education by joining Teach for America: New York City Corps. During these first years in New York, Monique taught in Harlem public schools, and earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching. She transitioned to a head teaching position at The Dalton School, an independent K-12 institution in NYC, where she served as a classroom teacher and worked on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, including conferences and workshops. After a ten-year career in education, Monique launched her own business, where she continues to work as an educator and consultant. An advisor and curriculum specialist for the non-profit organization Pollyanna, Inc., Monique has crafted a racial literacy curriculum to be used in the classroom for Grades K–8. Also in the works is her first Young Adult novel.