Monica grew up in Morovis, Puerto Rico and earned her B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. She continued her studies at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, and soon after received her J.D. After Monica graduated from law school, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and later was appointed Executive Director of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission of Puerto Rico. Upon concluding her assignment in the Supreme Court, Monica began to work in the Department of Justice of Puerto Rico, where she was assigned to challenging roles as Prosecutor, Director of the Legal Division, Assistant Solicitor General, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General. Now she decided to start a new life in Arizona with her husband and beloved children, helping immigrants and refugees through the Florence Project. Monica joined the team in October 2018.