Soleil was raised in a bicultural family with a Mexican father and an American mother. She has lived in both Mexico and the United States, and her journey has mirrored that of first generation immigrants in many ways. Soleil specializes in Gender-and-Sexual-Based Violence, and she worked with trafficking survivors with the International Organization for Migration in Morocco. Soleil has experience working in child protection with an Indian Tribe in Alaska, and worked in immigration legal advocacy here in Washington State. Her early training was working with Special Education children within the school environment. Soleil enjoys spending her free time with her rescue dog – a big pile of fluff that wants to be petted 24/7.