Born in California, to a wonderfully large, multiracial family, Monique Vogelsang developed a love for observing, learning, and storytelling at a young age. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Monique joined Teach for America and moved to New York City. Her ten-year career in education spanned both public and independent schools. In 2014, Monique launched her own private education business, as she now works with students and consults with families in a personalized one-on-one setting. A champion of equal rights, Monique also devotes much of her time to diversity work. Currently, Monique is working on her first Young Adult novel––a story of a sixteen year old girl who falls in love for the first time (and her love interest happens to be a another girl). Stay tuned!