Senior Program Director
Monica Ghosh Driggers spent her childhood following her dad, an environmental engineer, around the country as he worked on water quality issues. She began her own career examining water rights and forestry issues in the Intermountain West. Monica went on to spend nearly 30 years working to change state and federal court and criminal justice policies through the development of new legislation and innovative programs. She most recently served as the Director of the Gender and Justice Project at the Wellesley Centers for Women where she conducted long-term research on topics such as parolee evaluation and the role of trauma in family court proceedings. Having never lost her passion for environmental work, she volunteered for a local watershed association for several years, finding it a great way to learn as a citizen activist. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver and an A.B. in history from the University of Chicago.
As Senior Program Director at Mass Rivers, Monica works with our staff and external partners to sustain existing programs, expand into new program areas, strengthen our connections to member organizations, and drive policy change.