Monica Curca is a communications strategist leveraging new media and digital technology for social change. She is the founder of PAX Manifesto and Transmedia for Good: SoCal group in Los Angeles. PAX Manifesto is working on the cusp of information, communications and technology for development and peacebuilding. Among projects such as the www.peacebuildingdatablog.org and Real Housewives of Syria, Monica works as a strategic communications and media consultant for international peacebuilding and development agencies. She has extensive on the ground experience in transmedia campaign strategy and management and training/ building capacity of civil society organizations and grassroots communities in peacebuilding, media and communications.
Her focus has been designing innovative communications, media and digital technology projects and advising/training in all aspects of the development project cycle on peacebuilding, democracy and governance projects including; project design/proposal writing, project management, advising on and implementing work plans, monitoring and evaluation systems and client and stakeholder relations.
Some of the organizations she has worked with are: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), The Center for Citizen Peacebuilding at University of California Irvine, and the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria. Currently, she is the Media/Communications and Development Manager at OCCCO, a community based organization. In addition to having over 15 years of strategic communications experience, Monica holds two Masters Degrees from the Heller School for Social Policy in Management at Brandeis University, in Sustainable International Development and Conflict and Coexistence.