Monica Estrella

Monica Estrella

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2003

Monica Estrella has a wealth of experience, knowledge and motivation in promoting entrepreneurship. Her experience over the years includes business ownership, small business consulting to over 1500 businesses, speaking and instructional engagements, White House Briefing speaking engagements, and international economic delegate projects. Monica has helped start various programs throughout the Inland Empire including the Distribution Management Association’s Scholarship and Internship Programs and the IECE Fast Pitch competition at CSUSB. As an educator she served as the Director of the Integrated Technology Transfer Network and Assistant Director for the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship’s (IECE) at CSUSB until her retirement in 2016. Monica earned her BA in Small Business Management and an MBA in Entrepreneurship both at CSUSB and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in entrepreneurship.

Most Admired Entrepreneur:

Tim and Karrie League, Alamo Drafthouse. and Dick Cabela, Cabela’s.

Awards & Recognition:

  • California Small Business Development Center – Outstanding Financial Services Award
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga – Office of the Mayor – Proclamation for “Commitment to Economic Development in Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire
  • Cal State University San Bernardino – American Marketing Association – “Outstanding Marketer” Award
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)