Monique Figueirado

Founder, Compostable LA

Monique Figueirado has over eight years of non-profit experience in human services. She progressed from direct service to management, becoming an advocate for mental health funding and worker safety issues. She has since shifted to sustainability as her avenue to serve others, since caring for the natural world ultimately benefits its inhabitants as well. Monique completed UCLA's Sustainability Certificate program and further developed her knowledge through Kiss The Ground's Soil Advocate program. She serves on the advisory board for RootDown LA and helped start the LA Chapter of the California Alliance for Community Composters.