Monica C Olague-Marchan

Multicultural Student Success Coordinator
Roberto Hernandez Center

Born in México City and raised in Zacatecas, Zac. México, Dr. Mónica Olague came to the USA, specifically to the Medical College of Wisconsin, as an international research fellow and there continued her graduate education in Biochemistry. Starting a family made her a first-generation immigrant and cemented her adult life in Wisconsin.

Recently, she has served her community as a businessowner in Milwaukee’s South Side, at La Casa de Esperanza and as the inaugural Leader of Inclusion and HOSA mentor at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha. Currently, she is an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Carroll University in Waukesha and Multicultural Student Success Coordinator at UM-Milwaukee. Throughout her life, Mónica has taken her passion to foster engagement and a sense of belonging for all students, with emphasis on those who are underrepresented, and has amalgamated it with her passion for STEAM education and biomedical research. She is involved with several organizations that promote STEAM and social education, sustainability, and peace through understanding the lessons of the Holocaust and mediated courageous conversations.


  • Medical College of Wisconsin: Philosophy Doctor, Biochemistry.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. Bachelor of Science, General Biology.