Early in her career, Monko competed with Alexander Bortsov on the national level She trained mainly in Kirov and then briefly in Rostov-on-Don. Around late August 2006, Monko began training with Ilia Tkachenko in Odintsovo under Alexei Gorshkov.
They finished fourth at the 2008 World Junior Championships after Monko fell on twizzles in both the original and free dance.
They withdrew, however, from both events. Their partnership ended later in 2008.