Justin Monk is the Policy Associate for Student Veterans of America. In his role, he advocates on behalf of student veterans, their families, and military-connected students to empower them through higher education and beyond.
After graduating from Wake Forest University in 2010, and Appalachian State University in 2012, Justin moved back to Texas to work and be closer to family. In 2016, he had the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and pursue his dream of policy work on Capitol Hill, so he jumped at the chance. He worked his way up to a Legislative Fellowship with Rep. John Ratcliffe, where he spent most of his tenure, before moving away from Capitol Hill to lead the federal policy portfolio for an environmental start-up.
In every position, he has advocated for more responsible stewardship of taxpayer funds and common-sense, proactive solutions for infrastructure and investments. He now brings his desire to help others to SVA where he works to improve student outcomes and preserve earned benefits for student veterans everywhere.
Outside of work, Justin is studying Korean at the King Sejong Institute in D.C. and continually looking for another good pick-up basketball run. Justin lives in Dupont Circle with his girlfriend, Linda, and their dog, King.