Monáa’s daughter Layla Hope was stillborn April 26, 2014 at 27 weeks due to a congenital heart defect. A friend recommended participating in the Angel Names Memorial walk as a way to honor her daughter’s memory. After participating in her first memorial walk, she knew she wanted to be a part of the organization. She attended board meetings and volunteered for a year, and then joined the Board in 2015. She hopes to help raise awareness about stillbirth and help families who are struggling with this devastating loss. Monáa graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Marketing and Management. In May of 2015, Monáa and her husband welcomed their happy and healthy son, Julian.