Monica joined MLA College in 2022 as an Academician, tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Sustainable Maritime Operations programme.
She holds a Bachelors in International Relations with postgraduate studies in Maritime Law. She also holds two Masters of Science, one MSc in Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden and another MSc in Green Economy from Bournemouth University in the UK. She was a winner of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Marine Scholarship.
Monica has extensive experience in the UK maritime sector, particularly in maritime policy, law, sustainability, ocean governance and implementation of IMO Conventions. She worked
Monica has worked for several organizations within the Colombian Navy, including the General Maritime Directorate and the Naval Academy, where she lectured on law of the sea. She has also been a visiting speaker at the World Maritime University (WMU) and consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).