María Soledad was born in Santiago de Chile in 1985. She is now living in the Boston area while pursuing her PhD in Systematic Theology at Boston College. She is also a Resident Minister serving college students and a member of the Latinx community of St. Ignatius Parish at Chestnut Hill.
During her life, María Soledad has been able to combine her academic interests in theology, feminism, and politics with an active life of pastoral work among marginalized communities and young people both in Chile and the US. She is also a history teacher, and holds two masters, one on Contemporary History and one in Theology (M.T.S). She recently published a book that narrates the stories of the social workers of Vicaría de la Solidaridad, a Catholic institution that defended human rights during the last Chilean dictatorship (1973 – 1989).
She is also co-founder of the movement Mujeres Iglesia, a Catholic and feminist movement based in Chile, that unites Catholic women from different parts of the country in the common effort to deepen their faith through a feminist lens, and pursue justice for women both in the Church and society.