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Leadership Team - Dr. Monica A. Bustinza
Dr. Monica A. Bustinza

Monica A. Bustinza has been actively involved in promoting civic education and engagement in South Florida since 2013. Her dedication to encouraging citizen participation has earned her various positions and recognitions in this field. She currently serves as the Democracy Programs Director at Engage Miami. In this role, she manages the organization’s voter registration and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) programs.

Since 2014, Monica has been an active member of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County and presently serves as a board member. Previously, she was the Voter Services Chair, responsible for organizing voter registration drives, candidate forums, community engagements, and Decoding the Ballot presentations.

In addition to her work with Engage Miami and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County, Monica is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Her research focuses on various aspects of election administration, including local policy implementation, discretion, emotional labor, voter participation, and administrative burden. Before her graduate studies, Monica earned her Associate of Arts from Miami Dade Honors College in 2015, followed by a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Miami in 2017. On her journey towards obtaining a doctorate degree, she successfully completed her master’s degree in Public Administration.