Martha Monserrate is a licensed professional engineer and president and founder of the consulting firm Environmental Excellence Engineering, PC, which specializes in site remediation and insurance cost recovery. She is president and founder of the Given Limb Foundation, which supports the needs of amputees. Ms. Monserrate was inspired to start the foundation by her brother-in law, who served in Iraq.
Ms. Monserrate received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Duke University in 1981 as well as her Master of Science degree in 1982.
Ms. Monserrate serves as vice chair of the city's planning commission in her hometown of Rye, NY, where she formerly served on the Conservation Commission/Advisory Council.
Ms. Monserrate and her husband, Bart McDade T'81, have two sons: Conor McDade T'13; and Colin McDade.
Elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2009, Ms. Monserrate is a member of the External Engagement Committee and the Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Task Force.
She is a member of the board of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She is also a member of the board of the Lord Foundation of North Carolina, which provides financial support to student and faculty projects in the Pratt School of Engineering and was a member of the Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors at Duke from 2001 to 2009, serving as vice chair in 2008-09.