2024 Fellow: Monica Banuelos Simental

Monica Banuelos Simental was born and raised in a farm town in southern Idaho. She moved to the Treasure valley where she attended Boise State University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Monica works for Nampa High School as the College and Career Advisor. She has a passion for helping students, especially first-generation since she remembers how the process was overwhelming. Monica believes that education is power. She wants to grow as a leader and become a resource for not only her students but for all Spanish speaking families. Monica loves to cook, go thrift shopping, and is a big Dallas Cowboys fan.