Monika is a native of Thomasville, North Carolina where she received her public school education at Kern Street Elementary School, Thomasville Middle School, and Thomasville High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fayetteville State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University. Monika’s community outreach includes service on the PTA at North Ridge Elementary School where her daughter is in the third grade and teaching first grade students at Wake Chapel Church. For the past few years she has been involved with the Emerging Young Leaders Program which targets middle school girls, served as Troop Leader with the Pines of the Carolinas Girls Scouts of America. Monika is a former officer for Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
For over 16 years Monika Johnson-Hostler has been an advocate for women and children through her work at the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has spent countless hours listening to the needs of women and families, fought to ensure they receive needed services, and helped convey how policies impact everyday life. Monika successfully operates a statewide organization that works with diverse coalitions as well as serving on many different types of boards. She has a proven track record of bringing people to a consensus in order to achieve common goals and reaching results oriented decisions through her work with community advocates.
Monika lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Bobby Hostler, a Wake County high school math teacher and their daughter Gabrielle.