Monica Morales-Garcia (she/they) is a Fellow at Latino USA. She is a multimedia journalist and fashion scholar from Santa Ana, California. Her work centers on beauty, aesthetics, and race. In July 2021 Monica obtained a Master of Arts from California State University, Fullerton in American Studies where their thesis explored the intersection of labor and fashion through auto-ethnographic work that centered lived experience as expertise. They have a BA from Long Beach State and is always in the middle of sewing a new project without finishing the last one.