Monica Weeks is the State Policy and Legislative Representative at the International Association of Fire Fighters where she advocates for better wages and working conditions for union members. She is a proud member of OPEIU Local 2, a union for office professionals and employees in Washington, DC.
Monica started MSW Photography & Design, LLC in 2016 and has shot for clients such as Amazon, AAUW, Union Kitchen, NOW, and Uber Eats. In 2018, she launched Se Habla Español, an apparel and design company with the mission to elevate Latino culture, promote the work of Latina designers, and invest in Latinx organizations.
Monica is the Finance Chair for the New Leaders Council, DC Chapter where she works to recruit, train, and promote a rising generation of progressive leaders. She was the President of the DC Chapter of the National Organization and was a national board member of NOW where she chaired the Immigration Protections Committee. She helped jumpstart Broads Save America, an organization working to elect pro-choice, progressive women. She served on the Women’s March DC board as Vice President and was a member of the SheDC task force in the DC Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives.
Raised in Key Largo and Miami FL, Monica is a first-generation Cuban American and speaks fluent Spanish. As a first-generation college graduate, Monica holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science specializing in International Relations from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a graduate certificate in women’s studies from Florida International University.
Monica has been featured on Voice of America's Noticias and International Edition, NPR, Telemundo, and Marie Claire and her work has been featured in the New York Times and Impacto Latino. She loves Cuban coffee, reading, and traveling. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband Ross.
"I have built my career in a variety of roles and organizations because I love being creative while also thinking strategically.
I love what I do. I get to satisfy my creative side through my businesses while working for a greater cause as a political and legislative advocate in the labor and feminist movements.
I am available for photography bookings and design collaborations over @SeHablaEspanolShop. Thank you for visiting!"