People spend time on a sand bar in Miami Beach to stay cool as the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the first time in seven years for South Florida Tuesday with heat indexes expected to reach 110 degrees, on Tuesday July 05, 2016.
People spend time on a sand bar in Miami Beach to stay cool as the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the first time in seven years for South Florida Tuesday with heat indexes expected to reach 110 degrees, on Tuesday July 05, 2016. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com
People spend time on a sand bar in Miami Beach to stay cool as the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the first time in seven years for South Florida Tuesday with heat indexes expected to reach 110 degrees, on Tuesday July 05, 2016. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

Monique O. Madan covers breaking news and immigration; she previously covered local government. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and The Dallas Morning News. She is currently a 2018-2019 Reveal Fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Madan was on the award-winning team that earned first place for its 2018 breaking news coverage of the bridge collapse at Florida International University. She graduated from Miami Dade College and Emerson College in Boston.