Gil Soltz is a writer, leader, and experienced traveler.
Born and raised in Southern California, Gil graduated in Politics and English from Brandeis University and did Teach For America in New Orleans before earning an MPA from NYU's School of Public Service in 2001 and traveling around the world for most of that year to meet the people he hoped to one day represent. In 2003 he moved to San Francisco to write fiction as a backdoor option to pursuing public office. Some years later he completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, produced his first book, and married a Parisienne. Since 2010 he is based in Paris where he has been developing and presenting walks for his own Moontown, Context Travel, and a few A-List travel advisors, while raising his five year-old boy and working on a first novel. In his spare time he manages the Yefe Nof Residency for writers, researchers, and designers that he founded outside of Los Angeles in tribute to his father.