Monica Jorge is a photographer from Hartford, CT. After graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Findlay in 2015, she continued her studies at Trinity College in Hartford where she explored her interest in human rights. Her work in photojournalism has focused on news, politics, and social issues including the 2016 presidential election cycle. Since then, she has explored different demographics of American citizens and their respective stories while continuing to work on long form personal projects revolving around her family and the area she is from. She has been a contributor to Sipa, USA, and has published images on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, VICE, TIME, and others. Recently she was awarded the Alexia Foundation student grant for her current longterm work and completed the documentary and photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Currently, Monica is the photo intern at the Hartford Courant.