Mónica Hurtado grew up in Colombia, where she was trained as a family medicine doctor. Upon arriving to the US in 2001, she worked with a clinic based Latino Youth Development Program. In 2009, she joined other members of communities of color to lead efforts around Race, Ethnicity and Language Data to achieve equity. Since 2014, Monica has been the racial justice and health equity organizer for Voices for Racial Justice, where she brings skills in policy, public health and community organizing. As a board candidate, one of Monica’s main interest is to support TakeAction in fostering partnerships with communities of color and American Indians to advance racial justice in Minnesota. Mónica was elected to the Board of Directors as an individual member in 2016.