Monnet Zubieta, M.A.
Monnet Zubieta is a seasoned teacher and trainer, with international experience in education and corporate settings. Since 1987 she has taught college courses in Public Speaking, Group Discussion and Intercultural Communication.
Monnet received her MA and BA degrees in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach. She also received a degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Sonoma State University.
In 1992 and 1993 she lived in Kobe, Japan, where she taught Intermediate and Advanced English to Japanese students at the Simul Academy. Monnet’s corporate training experience began in 1992. Since that time, she has facilitated a variety of cross-cultural and diversity awareness training programs.
Monnet has a young adult son who in 2016 is completing his BA and applying for PhD programs in Medical Anthropology. She was actively involved in his education, volunteering in the classroom and serving as President of the Mariposa Parent Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to support the enrichment programs offered at a magnet school in Sebastopol, California.
In May of 2016, Monnet completed The Walk of Hope, a 4,300 mile walk from Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India, to Kashmir in the north. The mission of the walk was; Interfaith Harmony, Unity, Sustainability, Community Health, Empowering Women and Inspiring Youth. Monnet wants her life to make a difference in the world. She believes that youth hold the keys to unlocking more peace and harmony on this planet. She is honored to be on the Community Matters Team teaching youth skills that make schools and communities safer.