Monica Forte

is a Rise Pennsylvania Fellow and a current sophomore studying psychology, with a focus on teen mental health, at California University of Pennsylvania. Monica is heavily involved in her school being a member of multiple clubs such as student government, the honors program, social sorority, service sorority, academic sorority, and a peer mentor. Monica advocates that every individual should be given the same opportunity no matter economic status, race, gender, or sexuality and that educational potential should never be restricted.