Monique Marez is the Director of International Trade at the Organic Trade Association. Monique leads international market access, market promotion, trade policy, and technical assistance projects for OTA and the organic industry. Since joining OTA in the summer of 2014, Monique has led activities in 15 countries resulting in more than $83,000,000 in projected export sales since January 2015. Monique graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Ethics, Politics, Economics, and International Studies. She has a master’s degree from New York University in Food Systems.