Monicia Warner is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in news editorial journalism with a minor in communication studies. She currently works as an Administrative Assistant at Kidder Mathews, a commercial real estate company, where she assists in creating, revising and maintaining flyers, packages and other marketing materials for 100+ commercial real estate listings in the Greater Portland area. She previously worked as a Communications Specialist at Paragon BioTeck, Inc., where she curated content for both digital and print media and oversaw social media and public relations activities. She has worked as a news assistant and reporter at The Bulletin in Bend, Oregon covering transportation, education and nonprofit organizations across Central Oregon. She was named a Chips Quinn Scholar in spring 2014 and participated in a week-long multimedia training course in Nashville, Tenn. She is a former news editor and reporter for The Student Printz, USM's student newspaper. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Public Relations Society of America.