It is with tremendous pride that the Bill Anderson Fund announces the selection of Monica Sanders, as the Director of the Bill Anderson Fund Flagship at the University of Delaware (UD), Newark. Monica will join UD this fall as an Associate Professor in Sociology & Criminal Justice and Director of the Bill Anderson Fund Flagship Institution initiative!
Monica Sanders has extensive experience in practice and government. Her current work involves policy strategy related to internet governance, data in disasters and how to use technology to reach vulnerable populations. She previously served as Senior Committee Counsel in the House and Senate, where she focused on national security, including cybersecurity and critical infrastructure issues, and non-profit leadership positions with the American Red Cross and Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Her policy and legal background also include humanitarian and international affairs work
A native of New Orleans, Monica's advocacy and disaster response and recovery work evolved from her personal experiences as a Hurricane Katrina survivor. Her professional response work includes ensuring the inclusion of ethnic and linguistic minorities in the Deepwater Horizon policy response, reconciling property and border issues in Haiti and recently providing direct assistance to home and business owners recovering from Hurricane Maria. In 2002, while working as a CNN journalist, she received an Emmy for her work covering the 9/11 attacks and the military engagement in Afghanistan that followed.
Monica has an LL.M in International Business Law from the University of London, and UCL from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and has faculty experience in the Emergency and Disaster Management Program at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. Previously she was a Professor of Practice and DC Program Coordinator at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.