CORE, U.Va.

CORE

Cultural
Orientation
Reflection
Engagement

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CORE Team Member

Monica Patterson

CORE Instructor

Monica Patterson, M.Ed., advocates for more diverse and inclusive campuses. She has worked within an LGBTQA advocacy center, campus climate consulting firm, and university faculty governance. Ethnicity is a salient identity of Monica’s; she grew up in Philadelphia with grand- and great-grandparents who immigrated from Germany, Italy, and Ireland. Monica is appreciative of her unique cultural experiences abroad training as a college athlete in Holland, meeting relatives during a tour of Italy, and celebrating her brother’s wedding in his spouse’s native Brazil. (map9jw)