Monica Novoa

As Communications Director at NYCOSH, Mónica Novoa oversees the organization’s communications program which includes social media engagement, a range of content production, media relations, campaign strategy and internal communications. Monica’s work is informed by human rights, racial justice and public health fields.

Previous to joining NYCOSH, Mónica was Campaign and Communications Strategist at Families for Freedom, a Black-led human rights organization supporting formerly incarcerated people in their plight to get out of immigration detention and prevent deportation. Mónica was formerly director at Define American where she managed cultural projects and contributed racial justice analysis on the immigration debate. Prior, she was at Race Forward, a national racial justice organization where she served as Coordinator of the groundbreaking Drop the I-Word public education campaign, which influenced the Associated Press and more than 25 media outlets to drop the range of dehumanizing language stemming from the racist slur “illegals.”

Mónica is a seasoned communications strategist, having implemented campaigns in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York City and nationally – across issues, including immigration, preventive health care, technology, early literacy and Venezuelan culture. She has a degree in English literature from California State University at Northridge.