Monica M. Guilarte was born on August 2, 1985. Her grandparents and her father immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1967. Monica grew up hearing stories of her grandparents’ struggles after they arrived in the U.S., which instilled in her qualities of strength, determination, and drive.
She attended River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland and graduated in 2003. It was there she discovered it was her dream to become a lawyer.