Dr. Monica Nolasco has served in California Community Colleges for 15 years. In her many years of service Dr. Nolasco has served as a classroom instructor teaching Guidance Studies and Human Development courses at Fresno City College (FCC) and College of the Sequoias (COS). She also taught Spanish for West Hills Community College District. Other roles she has served in include Counselor for the following programs: First Year Experience Program, EOPS, Transfer, General Counselor, Puente Counselor/Coordinator, and CalWORKs Counselor. Currently she serves as the Coordinator of the TRiO/Upward Bound program at Madera Community College Center. Dr. Nolasco makes college possible for many college students through scholarships she has established in community colleges. In 2009 Dr. Nolasco represented the Central San Joaquin Valley by joining professional women from across the United States on a Higher Education delegation to South Africa. Dr. Nolasco is a certified Speaker, and is also certified in Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education (CRETE). Dr. Nolasco earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fresno; she holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from California State University, Fresno, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Fresno Pacific University, an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from West Hills Community College.