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Our Rockstar Board President
Monika Ganguly-Kiefner

Monika Ganguly-Kiefner works for the Vermont Department of Health in Rutland as a Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist with a health equity focus for structurally underserved populations including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities. She holds a Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BA in both Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. Monika has focused her entire career on building healthier and happier communities whether it be through urban planning, supporting local food systems, advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, or public health.


Monika is an advocate for building justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into all aspects of living. She believes that through centering and honoring the voices of those community members who are least represented and underserved, we can co-create spaces that are more just and equitable for all people. She believes that everyone deserves to feel safe, valued, and loved within the communities that they choose to build their lives.


Monika is thrilled to be on the board for Social Tinkering to help co-create these safe and inclusive spaces for people to experience belonging in a way that they may have never experienced before. She believes that growing social inclusion and support are vital to building vibrant and healthy communities for all residents.

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