Monica Hincken received her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2014. She received a dual B.A. in Magazine Journalism and Political Science in 1998 from Syracuse University. From 2002-2011, Monica served as an editor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. At St. John’s School of Law, Monica received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Admiralty Law and Family Law Practice. She also received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Service by NY Unified Court System. Monica was the treasurer of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society, the treasurer of the Evening Students Association, and the co-vice president of the Family Law Society. Monica served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Elaine Jackson Stack, and as a legal intern for the NY State Access to Justice Program. In 2013, Monica became a legal intern at Valli, Kane & Vagnini, LLP where she primarily worked on the Kudo et al. v. Panda Express case. Monica then became an associate at the firm and has continued to focus on both individual and class/collective actions involving discrimination, misclassification and overtime claims. In particular, she currently works on Mitchell et al. v. Pilgrim Pride Corporation, Beaty et al. v. The Hillshire Brands Company, and Moore et al. v. The Shaw Group, Inc. (representing groups of workers with Title VII and Section 1981 claims). Monica also works on numerous individual claims filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights and the EEOC with a particular emphasis on sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination claims.