Sonia Francis is the Office Administrator at the LIBRE Initiative. She formerly served as an Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator for ING Clarion Partners out of New York City and the DC metro area. Prior to that Sonia worked for numerous brokerage institutions including; Shearson Lehman Brothers, Deutche Bank, Bear Sterns, Prudential and J.P. Morgan Chase. She is a native New Yorker and the daughter of Dutch and Hispanic parents. Sonia is very passionate about arts and culture, children education, the environment, human rights and the fight against women's cancer. She has participated in the national 5K women's cancer run and in her spare time teaches dance and the arts to inner city children.