Monica Anderson is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama. She supports increased CS graduate degree attainment of students from underrepresented groups as a Co-Director of DREU and a Co-PI of iAAMCS. DREU (Distributed Research Experiences of Undergraduates) matches students from underrepresented groups with faculty for meaningful research experiences. iAAMCS (Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing) is a NSF-funded BPC alliance that provides support for existing and aspiring graduate students through novel interventions. She is a member of the committee on Diversity and Inclusion of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). She offers a well-received annual workshop called ''Creating a Personal Statement'' that helps students create a compelling statement of purpose. She is an active member of ACM and in 2008, received the UPE Excellence in Instruction award. Her research includes projects that use robotics to make computer science more accessible through innovating on programming interfaces and updated frameworks.