Mona is a lifelong public defender. She has worked as a staff attorney at the New Hampshire Public Defender, in private practice accepting court appointments in juvenile and care and protection cases, and has been the Attorney in Charge for the Youth Advocacy Division Lowell office since it opened in 2011.
Mona believes that public defenders are poised to assist clients in challenging the institutional and structural racism that form the foundation of the criminal legal system. She is a founding member of Juvenile Defenders Dismantling Racism (JDDR), which seeks transformative change for youth in the juvenile legal system. She is also a 2020 Ambassadors for Racial Justice Fellow, a program of the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Center and the National Juvenile Defender Center.
She is a board member of Elevated Thought, an art and social justice organization in Lawrence, and serves on the board of the Middlesex Defense Attorneys and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, and an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.