Mónica Colón-Aguirre is a native of Puerto Rico; she has a doctorate from the School of Information Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her previous academic work includes a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, and a master's in Business Administration from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, as well as a master's degree in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been recipient of the Science Link Fellowship funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship funded by the American Library Association.
Before moving to Tennessee, she worked as an assistant librarian at the Inter American University for more than three years. She has also worked at the Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library and Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include: knowledge management, organizational narratives in the academic library context, human resource management, information literacy, and professional development in information organizations.