Degrees and Certifications:
Monica Madrigal Lopez
Born and raised in the City of Oxnard, Monica Madrigal Lopez represents Area 4 of the
Oxnard School District. She is a product of the public schools in Oxnard, having attended
Lemonwood Elementary School, Robert J. Frank Middle School and Channel Islands High School.
Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish and a Master of Science in Counseling
and Guidance with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, all from California Lutheran
University. For the past ten years Monica has worked at Cal Lutheran for a federally funded
TRIO Program, Student Support Services (SSS); she currently serves as an Academic Counselor.
SSS works with students who are first‐generation, income qualified and students with a
disability. As a first‐generation student, she benefited from this program while in college and
also benefited from TRIO Upward Bound while in high school. TRIO programs have allowed her
to give back to the community that gave her many opportunities.
This position as a trustee has allowed Monica to give back to the city and schools that have
molded her to be the individual she is today. Monica believes that education is an essential
piece in every child’s life. It is important that every student is accounted for and that every
student has the opportunity to succeed academically in a safe and comfortable environment.
Monica is honored and humbled to serve her community and to be a voice for all students in
the Oxnard School District.