Maria del Rosario Franco-Rahman is guided by the belief that we all inherently possess the wisdom to heal our communities and ourselves. Her life’s work is sustained by dreams of a loving, violent-free world where healing and liberation resound. Her work in the anti-violence against women movement for nearly a decade has included direct service to undocumented domestic violence survivors in her role as the Residential Program Manager at a culturally-specific transitional shelter, organizing with the Los Angeles Chapter of INCITE!, offering holistic healing retreats to survivors and service providers as well as co-authoring “A Holistic Healing Model for Counselors, Advocates and Lawyers Serving Trauma Survivors: Joyful Heart Foundation Retreat” set for publication in Traumatology, 2017 and currently serves as Project Coordinator at the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Maria studied at Loyola Marymount University where she earned a B.A in Urban Studies and Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and received her Yoga Teacher Certification from Cloud Nine Yoga. She is a Los Angeles native and Chicana moving through this world honoring her ancestors con todo corazon.