Sophia Auger Madden is a member of American University’s class of 2022. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Law and a Certificate in Advanced Leaderships Studies through the School of Public Affair’s Leadership Program.
Originally from San Jose, California, Sophia has developed a passion for social justice and advocacy through trips to Los Angeles and San Fransisco where she sought to better understand the realities of people experiencing homelessness. She continues to explore these complex topics through her work with the Leadership Program where alongside six other students, she will complete a social action project focusing on the economics of addiction and the impact it has on human lives. Sophia hopes to pursue a career within the criminal justice system where she will be able to improve the lives of others and create change within the community.