Monika studied North American studies, communication, political science and sociology in Berlin, Florence and at the University of Minnesota, USA. Along the way she worked in media, cultural centers, political consulting and advertising agencies. Since she studied at the HPI D-School in 2008, she added Design Thinking to the mix: She wrote her final thesis about Design Thinking and social innovation, researched about innovative mobility solutions at Volkswagen and coached at the HPI Academy.
She is also a co-founder of the Berlin-based innovation consultancy Dark Horse. She volunteers as a mentor for children and teenager, loves traveling to remote places and everything about mountains. Living in the Indian Himalayas in 2012, she was able to connect all her passions with Design Thinking workshops for students in small villages.