Monika M. Pickett is a former advertising sales executive with the Washington Times and the National Society of Black Engineers. She is a veteran of the United States Army. She served as a medic in Operation Desert Storm and received an honorable discharge in 1991.
She earned a Masters of Human Services degree from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania in 2001 and a MBA from The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland in 2005. She currently lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.