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Monique Marez

Director, International Trade

Monique manages all of OTA’s foreign market access programs and helps administer technical assistance projects for specialty crops. She hails from Colorado and was raised in the kitchen. After receiving her bachelor’s from Yale University, Monique spent five years in the technology sector working for Google and VMware. After a successful run in the tech space Monique returned to school and food. She completed a Master’s in Food Systems from New York University. Monique served on the board of the Wagner Food Policy Alliance, interned at the James Beard Foundation, and worked as Strategic Project Manager for Great Performances, New York City’s largest food service and event company. Her studies focused on food defense, the impact of globalization on agriculture and trade, and the role of trade on harmonization of food safety standards. 

Director, International Trade
(202) 403-8515