Monika Burckhardt was born in Berlin, Germany in 1996. After her A-levels in Cambridge, she began her B.Sc. International Business with Communications degree at the University of Birmingham before transferring to the University of Wyoming to complete her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Finance. During her Master's, Monika was a Graduate Assistant, teaching classes in Investment Management, Portfolio Management, and Financial Statement Analysis. She worked in Asset Management, Equity Research, and trading. Monika joins the Finance track at the CDSB at the GESS in 2021.