Early Life and Education
A native of Michigan , Mondalek graduated from Sterling Heights High School in 2011 and went on to attend the University of Michigan , where she wrote for campus newspaper The Michigan Daily and from which she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Political Economy . While enrolled at Michigan, Mondalek undertook internships at Business Insider , Fortune , and Bloomberg . 
Following her graduation from college , Mondalek joined the staff of Money, where she worked as a digital producer and reporter until the end of 2016. Thereafter, Mondalek joined Yahoo , where she worked as a fashion features reporter until early 2018.