Sophia (she/her/hers) is a senior at American University studying International Relations and Law & Society in Washington, D.C. Originally from New York, Sophia began her career in public service in high school, where she advocated for civic education reform in the NYS legislature and encouraged student discourse on U.S. foreign policy. Since then, Sophia has gone on to work for members of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Department of State. Her experiences in local and federal government have prompted her interest in gender and racial equality in the workplace.
Sophia's passion for civic engagement with these issues, particularly amongst young people, guides her work in promoting GELC's mission. In addition to her responsibilities at GELC, Sophia also serves as the Director of Chapter Development at Leading Women of Tomorrow and a Volunteer Organizer for Blue Future. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Sophia hopes to pursue a J.D. and intersect her interests in foreign affairs, gender, and law.