Monserrate earned her B.A. in Public Accounting from Pace University in 1994. While working at TIAA-CREF, she earned an M.A. in Elementary Education from Adelphi University.
Monse then taught grades K-3 at a Brooklyn public school before relocating to Franklin, TN in 2007. In Franklin, she held a position at a Montessori-based preschool. Monse has earned a Tennessee teaching license.
Monse has the privilege of giving back to her community by serving on the Board for Bridges Domestic Violence Center since 2012 and subbing in the Franklin Special School District about once per week. She enjoys traveling, reading, exercising and teaching Barbell Strength and Zumba. She lives in Franklin, TN with her husband and three daughters.