Monzurat was born in Brooklyn, New York to Yoruba parents from Southern Nigeria. She studied International Relations at Stanford for her undergraduate career with a minor in Middle Eastern Cultures, Languages, and Literatures. Monzurat's research interests are focused in development in West Africa; specifically the ways in which regional integration can help the Western African nations to overcome the current economic and political challenges in the area.
Monzurat also loves West African fashion and enjoys designing Ankara-print clothing during her trips to Nigeria. In her spare time, you can usually find Monzi in a random corner reading a book or a blog on her iPad or laptop.