Dr. Monroy is a patent attorney specializing in the life sciences, and has practiced patent law since 1986. She recently retired from her position as senior partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she was a founder of the Patent Law Group that she chaired for nine years. Prior to her legal career, Dr. Monroy served as an assistant professor of microbiology at New York Medical College. Dr. Monroy has served as president of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association and on the board of the Intellectual Property Committee of the State Bar. Currently she serves as co-chair of the Bay Area Region on the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute, and is a member of the International Board and the Executive Committee of the Weizmann Institute. Dr. Monroy also serves on the boards of Cancer Commons and the Myeloma Institute of the University of Arkansas.