Dr. Monica Elliott is Emerita Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida. She obtained Bachelor degrees in Botany, Environmental Science and History from Eastern Illinois University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology from Montana State University and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. She was a faculty member for 30 years with the University of Florida at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center with research, extension and administrative appointments. As an Extension specialist, she traveled all over Florida giving presentations to the general public and industry groups.
She participated in numerous leadership programs with the University of Florida. In addition, Monica was member and chair of numerous boards with her professional society, American Phytopathological Society, including Director of Public Relations and Outreach.
Monica continues to be a member of The Florida Bar and a member of the Solo and Small Firm Section, where served as editor of this section’s quarterly newsletter The Link from 2006-2015.
After her retirement in 2018, she joined the League of Women Voters of Broward County. She was president of the LWVBC from 2020-2023 and is currently co-president and Voter Services Chair. She is passionate about the importance of voting to our society and believes the right to vote and ability to vote should never be taken for granted. She continues to use her Extension skills to develop presentations and brochures for the LWVBC and has successfully implemented a virtual candidate forum process that has been used extensively since 2000.