While pursuing a photo degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, she interned for photographer Rodney Smith. After graduating she first headed to work at the Maine Media Workshops, then Aurora Photos in Portland, Maine. After moving to Burlington, Vermont she launched a commercial photography space, Reciprocity Studio, with business partner Judd Lamphere in the heart of the city's arts district.
Today Monica shoots for a variety of clients including Billboard, Outside Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, Food & Nutrition, The Sunday Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kingdom Magazine, Rhapsody and more, while independently pursuing personal stories & projects. She is also represented by Aurora Photos for stock, and Novus Select for assignment work.