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Monica Davalos (she/her/hers)

Senior Policy Analyst

Monica Davalos, Senior Policy Analyst, conducts research on the intersection of housing, health, and the justice system. She primarily focuses on removing barriers and increasing support for unhoused Californians and people leaving incarceration. Her work strives to highlight the necessity to reform structurally racist policies to promote the goal of ensuring all Californians have a stable home and the ability to reintegrate in their families and communities. 

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.

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