Mónica Trigos holds an MPA degree from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University 21´. She has a BA in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). In Mexico, she worked in the private and public sectors in security, sustainable development, and anti-corruption projects. Since 2019, she has worked as Program Coordinator in the Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia. In 2020 she helped develop and maintain the student-run Buscadoras Research Unit from Columbia University to investigate disappearance in Mexico and its impacts, in collaboration with a colectivo and an academic institution. She is the Co-Founder of “Sin Palabras,” an organization dedicated to raising awareness and advocating for a change of narratives and policies on immigration and human rights by using art as a tool for transformational social change.