Having graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Planning and Property Development, Monika joined the Harwell Campus Management Team in 2014 to work on development and regeneration of the Campus. Whilst studying full time she worked for West Oxfordshire District Council on planning, HR and IT projects. Monika was also employed by Chipping Norton Town Council for a year and was involved in developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the town. She is a Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, having qualified in Planning and Development. In her free time she enjoys dancing Swing: Lindy hop and Balboa and learning new languages, currently focusing on German.