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Monique Figueiredo

Owner & Strategic Director, Compostable
Monique (she/her) founded Compostable in 2019 when she saw a need for additional community composting resources. Her vision for a community-led organization is woven through the fiber of Compostable's foundation. In 2022, this vision was recognized nationally when Monique received Waste360’s 40 Under 40 award. Monique has over 8 years of non-profit experience in human services. She progressed from direct service to management, becoming an advocate for mental health funding and worker safety issues. She has since shifted to sustainability as her avenue to serve others, since caring for the natural world ultimately benefits its inhabitants as well. Monique completed UCLA's Sustainability Certificate program. She further developed her knowledge through Kiss The Ground's Soil Advocate training and The 131 School's Compost Operator Certificate program. She serves as a project advisor for Much Love Animal Rescue and helped start the LA Chapter of the California Alliance for Community Composters.