Monique Castro is a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and Xicana. She was born and raised on the ancestral homelands of the Tongva People (aka Los Angeles). Her gifts include being a collaborative and relational leader, with a passion for co-creating spaces that support the healing and wellness of her community. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified professional coach, social justice consultant, facilitator and advocate with over 14 years of professional experience. Her approach to all her work uplifts and centers Indigenous values; including community, kinship, reciprocity, and relationship to all creation. Her leadership includes establishing the California Native Vote Project (co-founder), So’oh-Shinálí Sister Project (co-founder) and Indigenous Circle of Wellness (founder and CEO), a thriving psychotherapy private practice located in Southeast Los Angeles. Monique earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University of Los Angeles and Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University.