Monique Lumas-Wright

Monique Lumas-Wright coordinates grantmaking activities for the Program Department at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. She monitors grants and supports the development, review, and presentation of grant proposals related to the Early Childhood Development-US initiative. Prior to joining the Hilton Foundation, Lumas-Wright was a development manager at Child Development Institute (CDI). She helped launch a multimillion-dollar capital project and replicated a CDI Early Learning Center, raising funds for critical programmatic support and services for underserved children and families. She has experience in private, public, and social sectors, working with culturally sensitive and vulnerable children with nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County, including the United American Indian Involvement serving Native American Indian/Alaskan Native children and families. Internationally, she has worked with children affected by trafficking in the red-light district through her volunteerism in Kolkata, India. Lumas-Wright has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge, and received her master’s degree in social entrepreneurship and change from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in global leadership and change from Pepperdine University.