Mónica Tell is Senior Project Manager for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program, where she develops marketing and communication strategies focused on increasing program participation among low-income and multi-ethnic communities. She also serves as a...Read more
Mónica Tell is Senior Project Manager for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program, where she develops marketing and communication strategies focused on increasing program participation among low-income and multi-ethnic communities. She also serves as a Spanish-speaking media spokesperson.
Mónica has held increasingly responsible positions in the field of community and public relations. She began her career as an Eligibility Technician with the Alameda County Social Services Agency, and subsequently served as Field Representative for former State Senate President Don Perata, Public Affairs Specialist with the Port of Oakland, and Community Relations Representative with PG&E. She has emerged as a strong advocate for the Latino community, women and first generation immigrants.
Her civic engagement is reflected in service to her community. She previously chaired the Oakland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Board and served on the Community Action Agency board, as Vice-Chair of the Spanish Speaking Citizen’s Foundation and as Co-Chair of the Latino Network. She is also a former Boardmember of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center.
Official recognition of Mónica’s efforts came in 2003 when she received the Industry Award from the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, and in 2006 with the Boardmember of the Year Award from the Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she has run five marathons and raised over $15,000 for local charities supporting AIDS, Breast Cancer and Leukemia research.
Mónica currently serves on the board of Girls Inc. of Alameda County and as Vice-Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she spearheaded the creation of the “Mujer a Mujer – Woman to Woman” Conference to support women in business. She is a graduate of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Oakland Program (2000), the Hope Leadership Institute (2008) and Leadership San Rafael (2009). She is currently an Emerge California Class Participant (2011).
Born in the Mexican state of Michoacán, Mónica immigrated with her family to the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland when she was just six years old. She attended Oakland schools and graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School. She earned a B.A. degree from U.C. Berkeley, with a double major in Psychology and Spanish Literature.