Monica graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 with a Liberal Arts degree for performing arts. She then attended graduate school where she studied Broadcast/Journalism. Her experience as a successful commercial model, actress, TV host and broadcaster/reporter gave her the opportunity to travel all over the world and to experience different cultures and architecture. Next, she embarked on a career in the high-tech sector as a top sales person/Regional Vice President, for 6 years, but after taking her son on 38 business trips the first 11 months of his life, she decided to pursue another interest. Since her father is an architect, and since Monica has always had a passion for homes and architecture, a knack for marketing, and a love of dealing with people, real estate seemed like the natural thing to do. All these experiences have enhanced her interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, her aptitude in terms of using technology to efficiently market and coordinate all her transactions, and her creativity to do whatever it takes to find or sell a property for her clients.
Monica is also very actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors, and she has served on the board and/or volunteered for organizations such as Any Baby Can, Dell Children's Hospital, Young Men's Service League, United Way, Austin Children's Shelter, Junior League, My Healing Place, Lake Travis Education Foundation, Ballet Austin, and numerous school PTO boards. She was once a nominee for the "Citizen of the Year" award in the Lakeway/Lake Travis area.