Sophia R. Auger Madden



American University, School of Public Affairs (SPA), Washington, DC                                        December 2021

Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Law

GPA 3.9/4.0

Honors: School of Public Affairs Leadership Program


Presentation High School San Jose, CA                                                                                                     June 2018

High School Diploma

Cumulative GPA of 4.38/4.0, Cumma Sum Laude


Intern, Public Defender’s Agency Anchorage, Alaska                                                              May 2019-July 2019

  • Work closely with juvenile attorney to observe court hearings and conduct research on client’s backgrounds
  • Upload, process, and redact discovery on online case database and request court records
  • Work in the position of legal office assistant in the civil division to process incoming and outgoing mail, update online case data base, and file documents with the court
  • Input attorney’s case data into new time tracking database


Member, School of Public Affairs Leadership Program American University                  August 2018-Present

  • Collaborate with a group of six students to complete a yearlong project consisting of research on a social justice issue, specifically addiction, and a social action project targeted at benefiting the Washington, DC area
  • Established connections with Samaritan Inns, a local DC organization, and provided them with over $600 to support their efforts in helping patients receive rehabilitative treatment as they recover from addiction
  • Developing strong leadership skills through the study of leadership theories, methods, and models


Sewing Instructor, Camp Fashionista San Jose, CA                                                            June 2013-August 2018

  • Instructed sewing lessons to groups of 5 to 15 students of various skill levels and ages
  • Facilitated birthday party events with novice sewers learning to finish a full project
  • Maintained a safe environment and motivate children to complete challenging projects


Swim Instructor, Osprey Aquatics San Jose, CA (seasonal, summer)                              June 2016-August 2018

  • Instructed private swim lessons to children ages 3 to 15 with various levels of ability
  • Developed lesson plans for each swimmer’s individual goals over two-week sessions
  • Challenged new and competitive level swimmers to develop their abilities
  • Provided constructive feedback to children and parents on the swimmer’s progress



Community Involvement Program, Presentation High School                                   August 2016-May 2018

Student organization with over 180 members promoting social justice and community service.

Service Officer (August 2017-May 2018)

  • Contacted service agencies to plan two or more “Service Spotlights” bringing the entire student body    the opportunity to serve at different locations each month
  • Promoted the Community Involvement Program and service opportunities to the student body by developing an informative monthly service bulletin board

Communication Officer (August 2016-May 2017)

  • Collaborated with fellow officers to plan club meetings around selected social justice topics
  • Presented service opportunities at the school-wide Community Involvement Service Fair and club meetings
  • Partnered with organizations such as the Red Cross and fundraised in support of their efforts by collecting donations and working with Presentation High School to creatively collect funds


  • Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress
  • Language: French (fluent verbal, intermediate reading & writing), Spanish (intermediate verbal, reading & writing)