Monica has just graduated with a master’s degree in specialized journalism (arts) from the University of Southern California. She studied film criticism as the university’s first Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellow. This month, she will begin her new job as a film writer for Watching, The Times’s entertainment vertical. She has been the social media manager for SundanceTV and a website editor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Legatum Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.