Paul Monteiro, 35
Director, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice
Hometown: Adelphi, MD
How did you get here?
The support and prayers of my family and mentors who helped guide me along the way.
Who or what has been the greatest influence on your career?
My grandmother and my mother for encouraging me to achieve more and live up to my potential.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment during the Obama administration?
Using my roles at the White House, AmeriCorps VISTA, and now at DOJ to ensure that the federal government is more accessible and responsive to communities that have often been underserved.
Can you describe your time working for the Obama administration in 10 words?
Meaningful and consequential. The privilege of a lifetime.
Complete the sentence: “When I’m not working, I’m..."
When I’m not working, I’m probably thinking about work.