A native of Switzerland, Monika studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and at Université Laval with cellists Huguette and Pierre Morin, where she received prizes in cello and chamber music. Monika has extensive experience teaching cello to young people as she has taught over 25 years at the école Des Cèdres Music Program (Laval). She is a member of several orchestras including the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens and she is a member since 1990 of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval.

In addition to her musical functions, she has been on the Board of Directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval for several years as a Musician representative.