31 Jul

Dr. Monica Riley MD is a Doctor of Integrative Medicine with over 30 years of expertise in the Holistic Health Sciences. She is the Founder/CEO of Dr. Monica's Natural Beauty, LLC; an award-winning self-care essentials & mood  boosting fragrance brand, Mindfully Melanated™, inspiring women/women of color 40+ to prioritize daily Self-Care. 

Dr. Monica’s company was featured with MACYS as the "NEW & NOW"  Beauty brand during the Summer/Fall 2019-2020. She is a Native New Yorker; happily, implanted in Las Vegas. Dr. Monica also serves as President, Las Vegas Chapter, with The Women of Global Change. 

Dr. Monica Riley graduated from Vassar College with degrees in English and Africana Studies. And, she received her Master of Science in Journalism from The Medill School. After a short stint working for a news service on Capitol Hill, she landed a research position with Sesame Street (Children’s Television Workshop) in New York City, where she began her 20-year career with the PBS Network. 

A 2-time Emmy Award winning documentary producer, Dr. Riley continued to inspire communities to action through her #1 rated podcast in holistic health on Blog Talk Radio, 2009-2011, and with her provocative articles in “The Examiner.” (2009- 2014)

Dr. Riley began her teaching career with The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) in 2006.Throughout her 16-year teaching career, she has inspired her students to be GREAT and introduced them to global scholarship in the areas of composition, literature and grammar. Dr.Riley has served on a number of committees with CSN: Black History Month Scholarship Committee, Composition Writing Committee, Part-Time Faculty Handbook Author & Advisor. She is a founding member of The Sankofa English 101 Initiative. At present, Dr. Monica is a composition professor with The College of Southern Nevada and is teaching her groundbreaking course on The Harlem Renaissance. 

In 2016, Dr. Riley earned a medical degree from The School of Integrative Medicine at Arizona State University. Dr. Riley serves on a research panel, providing insights for “COVID Long-Haulers,” with the Harvard University School of Medicine and is a highly requested keynote speaker. 

Dr. Monica is a passionate “foodie,” a wine enthusiast and donates her time and resources to The Embracing Project, Inc. and The Caring Place- Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. 

Dr. Monica’s Natural Beauty, LLC: www.drmonicasnaturalbeauty.com

IG: @drmonicabickerstaffriley 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-monica-riley-708524174/

Email: Fountainofyouthguru6969@gmail.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MonicaBickerstaff

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