Shaileen grew up in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico and earned her B.A. In Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her J.D. from the Interamerican School of Law in Puerto Rico, where she competed on the trial team and participated in the Human Rights Clinic. Inspired by the Florence Project’s mission, Shaileen hopes to be able to empower others to regain their voice and fight for their rights. She enjoys watching movies, traveling, reading, playing sports (except for volleyball) and engaging with nature. She joined the Florence Project Team in October 2020.