Monicca Shanthanelson, PhD, CMPP, is Director of Scientific Services at MedThink SciCom, a scientific communications agency. In her role, Monicca is responsible for providing departmental oversight; establishing and maintaining procedure, performance, and quality standards for staff; and supporting the professional growth of staff and the organization. She also provides scientific strategy and direction, overseeing content development for multiple initiatives driven by pharmaceutical medical affairs, medical communications, and publications teams. Monicca has more than 14 years of experience in scientific communications. She has led development of 15 strategic portfolio and product scientific communications platforms (SCPs) for products in various stages of the drug development cycle. Her experience in leading development of small and large SCPs uniquely positions her to bring insights and solutions to commonly encountered challenges during SCP development. Her therapeutic areas of expertise include neurology, oncology, immuno-oncology, and rheumatology. Monicca earned her PhD in Neuroscience and completed her postdoctoral training at Stony Brook University.