About Us

Monica Edwards (she/her)

Federal Policy Manager

Monica is a queer intersectional Black feminist and currently works as the Federal Policy Manager at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity. In her role, Monica does federal policy work and coalition building to advocate for Reproductive Justice and young people. A proud southerner, Monica was born and raised in Alabama and is an alum of The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama School of Law. Monica is a long-time outspoken activist having done organizing and programming work in college. She continued organizing and activism in law school and was a part of UA Law’s Black Law Student’s Association (BLSA), OutLaw Queer-Straight Alliance and La Raza. A lover of reproductive justice her passions include activism and writing around issues of intimate partner violence, racial justice, abortion access, and combating anti-blackness. In her spare time Monica enjoys re-watching Scandal, salsa and bachata, listening to music, watching sports, and spending time with family. Monica uses she/her pronouns.