Monica Smith is the Marketing and Community Development Manager for NC State Entrepreneurship. She leads the marketing, growth and partnership efforts for NC State Entrepreneurship – an alliance of entrepreneurship programs and units across the university that supports student entrepreneurs. Monica joined the NC State Entrepreneurship team in December of 2019, bringing over 7 years of experience in higher education marketing. Prior to joining the team, Monica worked in central marketing and communications at California State University, Northridge where she led a $1 million dollar rebranding campaign for the university. Most recently she led marketing efforts at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program – the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering. Monica holds a B.S. in Marketing with a double minor in finance and business law from California State University, Northridge. She also holds an MBA with a concentration in technology innovation from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.