Monique Reichenstein joined the Investments Office in 2018 after graduating from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.

What do you love about Wesleyan?

Having attended Wesleyan, what I’ve come to appreciate most is the diversity of passions on campus. I love that there is no such thing as a quintessential “Wesleyan” student. There is a genuine culture of learning and creative experimentation throughout campus that makes Wesleyan a special place.

What inspires you/? What do you care about?

I definitely get excited about design. Design affects every aspect of our lives but is often overlooked. There is a misconception that design has to be revolutionary. I’m more interested in the slow process of how small intentional changes to an existing idea or process can result in a better version of itself, or evolve into something new altogether.

What do you do for fun?

I love trying new restaurants and recipes as well as tackling ambitious weekend baking projects. I do triathlons and hope to start playing squash again. I’ve also been exploring Connecticut since moving full-time to Middletown. I grew up in Manhattan so I feel like I’m playing catch-up on everything I wasn't able to do living in a city. I recently went to my first (and potentially last) monster truck rally in Durham. On weekends I’ve also been hiking and trying local craft breweries.