Monica Davalos (she/her/hers)
Senior Policy Analyst
Monica Davalos, senior policy analyst, primarily conducts research on the intersection of homelessness, housing, and health. Her work strives to highlight inequitable housing outcomes and the necessity to reform policies and amplify funding streams to ensure all Californians have an affordable and stable place to call home.
Before joining the Budget Center in 2019, Monica was a legislative assistant at the California Medical Association and a constituent affairs representative in the Office of Governor Jerry Brown. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis. Monica is currently working toward a master’s degree in public policy and administration at California State University, Sacramento.
Monica is a proud Central Valley native and first-generation college graduate. As the daughter of Nicaraguan and Mexican immigrants, she is driven by her passion to ensure underserved Californians have equitable opportunities and the protections needed to prosper.