Director, International Affairs

Monica oversees BIO’s international cooperation and policy outreach efforts in Asia Pacific and Oceania, including China, Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Australia. She is responsible for BIO’s public-private partnerships in the APAC region and actively supports policy dialogues aimed to promote growth of the innovative biomedical and life sciences industries. In this capacity, Monica works closely with international stakeholders to support the development of next generation treatments and cures, and to deliver value to patients.


Prior to joining BIO, Monica was the Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Executive Office of the President. At USTR, from 2012 to 2016, Monica was responsible for the development and implementation of U.S. trade policy with China for biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics products. Prior to USTR, Monica was in the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), covering China, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Monica was a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow and has a BA in Sociology from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University in New York.