Bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati. Master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.
Monica Pepple is a research associate at PPA. She has experience with both qualitative and quantitative data and evaluation of nonprofit programming. She is currently working on the Virginia Financial Success Network project where she is assisting with site visits, focus groups, and other qualitative data collection and analysis. Ms. Pepple is passionate about using research and evaluation to help inform socially equitable policies and to improve intervention programming effectiveness and impact.
Prior to joining PPA, Ms. Pepple worked with the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati in rural areas of Ohio to address systemic causes of gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault. There, she helped to develop and expand prevention programming and community intervention policies to underserved communities by creating partnerships with community stakeholders and providing technical assistance and training. She also has research and legislative advocacy experience with issues of gentrification, homelessness, and lack of affordable housing and their disproportional impact on marginalized communities.
Ms. Pepple holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in social work with a focus on social policy and evaluation from the University of Michigan. Ms. Pepple is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.