Monica Brown Challenger

Monica Brown Challenger, Senator

Monica Challenger joined The Boeing Company in 2019 after a 15-year break from her engineering career. During her career break, Challenger rooted herself in her community as a volunteer, an executive director, and a member of several boards. She curated strong, trusted relationships with community members, leaders, and nonprofits, focusing on building literacy and STEM-based educational and career opportunities. Challenger is an Program Manager Engineer on Boeing’s T-7A Displays Team, and is serving her third year as a SWE Senator. Challenger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Technical Leadership Certificate from the James McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University St. Louis. Challenger is the Vice President of the Cedar Rapids Public Library Board of Trustees; a board member of the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation; an executive board member of Iowa’s Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, and a board member of The Revival Theatre Company. Challenger and her husband have four children and live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.