Monica Stainer
Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2009
Hometown
Huntington Beach, California
Education
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science- Accounting (in progress)
Edison High School
Graduated with a 4.4 GPA
Special Awards
At Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
Fourth Runner Up
Preliminary Talent
Preliminary Evening Gown
At Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2009
Competed as Miss City of Los Angeles’ Outstanding Teen
Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2009
Preliminary Evening Gown
At Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2007
Competed as Miss Beach Cities’ Outstanding Teen
Platform
Environemental Awareness: The Three ‘R’ Plan
Total Scholarships Earned
Over $8,000
Where is she now?
I will be graduating from the University of Southern California this December (2014) with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. I completed 5 years of my education in 3.5 years. This summer, I will be interning with Deloitte as an audit intern. I was selected to participate in their Global Internship Program, which means I was in the top 2% of the applicant pool nationwide. I will be spending 4 weeks of my internship in Los Angeles and 4 weeks in Brazil.
The Miss America Organization has not only helped me fund my education, it has taught me many beneficial life lessons. The skills I learned from preparing for local, state, and national interviews aided me this past year as I interviewed for Big Four Accounting firms. I wouldn’t have secured my internship this summer at Deloitte without these skills. Most importantly, this program introduced me to many friends and mentors and provided me with unforgettable memories that I will always cherish.