Monique Rubens Krohn is a writer and historian with a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Litt from Oxford University. Her mother, grandparents and six other maternal relatives received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes in their escape from Paris and Brussels in 1940. Krohn has deep experience in the non-profit sector, both as an independent development consultant and within various organizations. She has worked as a reporter based at the United Nations, corporate communications manager in the pharmaceutical industry, editor, event planner, and in other capacities. For more than twenty years, she has been active in the New Jersey-based Heritage Trail Association, a non-profit historical society for which she has served as President and Executive Director. Krohn has been active in interviewing visa recipients for the Sousa Mendes Foundation since her participation in its 2016 "Journey on the Road to Freedom" trip.