Council Representative and Policy Advisor, City of San Diego
Monica Eslamian currently works as a Council Representative and Policy Advisor for Councilmember Jennifer Campbell in the city of San Diego. In this role, she provides valuable knowledge to the community about the city's activities. As a policy advisor, Monica advises the Councilmember on issues of great importance to San Diego such as transportation, economic development and neighborhood projects. Prior to her current position, Monica worked with several local campaigns including Scott Peters for Congress, and a campaign to pass Proposition I, which increased the minimum wage in the city of San Diego.
Monica graduated from University of California, San Diego with bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Communications as well as a minor in Public Service. While in college, she participated in the UCDC program where she served as a legislative intern on Capitol Hill. She also led the Speech and Debate club as co-founder, president, and coach. Post-graduation, Monica dedicates her free time to coaching students in the arts of public speaking, argumentation, and policy formatting.
Monica is a member of the Iranian-American Democrats of San Diego and the San Diego County Young Democrats. Through these groups and independent connections, she actively participates in voter outreach, community workshops, and clean-ups throughout San Diego County. She is passionate about environmental issues, transportation, foreign relations, and helping minority and low-income groups succeed. Monica's hobbies include visiting the beach, hiking and playing video games.