Monique Ambrose is Research Scientist on the malaria team at IDM. Prior to joining IDM, Monique was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her academic research focused on developing and fitting mechanistic models of zoonotic pathogens’ transmission dynamics. These models were used to answer applied questions, such as identifying epidemiological and behavioral shifts that contributed to an increase in human monkeypox incidence and assessing the expected effects of potential interventions in minimizing spillover of swine influenza into humans. Monique has a PhD in Biology from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.