Monika was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She attended her undergraduate studies at The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. A year later, she attended the University of Central Arkansas, where she earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. Since then, she’s pursued specialized training in early intervention, autism, apraxia, speech fluency, and phonological disorders. Following graduate school, Monika decided to move across the country to California, where she served as a travel Speech-Language Pathologist for a number of years. In this capacity, she worked in a wide array of settings including schools, outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, hospitals, home health, and teletherapy. Through the years, Monika has assessed and treated children and adults across the lifespan with a variety of diagnoses. With her diverse experience, Monika has discovered she’s consistently drawn to the pediatric population, particularly early intervention. In this birth through three age group, she gets to work closely with families. She strives to empower and support them during this what can be an overwhelming chapter in their lives. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and prioritizes quality care. Monika believes that therapy should be fun and filled with laughter! In her free time, Monika enjoys traveling, going to escape rooms, running, cooking, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.