In 1988, she moved to United States where she completed various courses at Broward Community College and Florida Atlantic University.
She worked in the Retail Industry as a Retail Buyer, Manager and Director of Retail Operations before starting her career in the Finance Industry.
She is a former Vice President for Bank Of America where she held positions as Branch Manager, Market Growth Leader for North Broward Region and Premier Client Manager. Currently at BankAtlantic, she is the Vice President / Market Manager for the Deerfield Branches since 2006.
Monica loves to volunteers in the Brazilian community and served the City of Deerfield Beach Census Committee and currently is a member of the Rotary Club Boca Raton West and Board member of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. Monica is the Vice President of the Brazilian Business Group.