Coté Soerens is a social innovator and graphic facilitator who has worked leading and guiding social change designed for the flourishing of communities. At the heart of her work is the democratizing and rethinking of infrastructures that sustain healthy communities. She founded and led Puentes, a non-profit designed to democratize mental health needs within the immigrant community. Coté also founded Resistencia Coffee, a place-making hub for community development in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Most recently, she joined Trinity Christian College as Director of Tuition Transparency and Access to energize people and organizations that are motivated to solve the challenges of student debt and think of new economic models for higher ed.
Coté lives in Chicago with her husband Tim, and their three rambunctious boys and dog where she spends her free time doodling as much as she can.