Sophie is currently a freshman at American University in the School of Public Affairs (SPA). She intends to major in both political science and French. Sophie is part of the AU Scholars Program which is a selective living-learning community of engaged, passionate students. Her cohort focuses on the causes of homelessness. Additionally, Sophie is a member of the SPA’s Leadership Program which prepares students for lives of public service. Her concentrated area of study is immigration and refugee issues. After four years, Sophie will receive a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
Sophie is originally from Pleasantville, NY where she attended Pleasantville High School. She actively participated in athletics, academics, and the arts. Sophie served as captain of the soccer team and ran track while balancing a rigorous course load filled with numerous AP courses. Sophie is designated as an AP Scholar with Distinction and graduated in the top ten percent of her class. She was the President of the orchestra as well as the Forensics team. Sophie served on the executive boards of over 6 honor societies, roles ranging from President to Historian. She graduated as a Girl Scout and dedicated many hours to meaningful community service.
Sophie will take her commitment to learning about and from others throughout her years at American and beyond. She is extremely interested in immigration policy and wants her future career to be dedicated to helping those seeking a new home in America to feel welcome. Other areas that Sophie is passionate about include gun reform, women’s & minority issues, and income inequality. She aims to attend law school and run for public office. Wherever Sophie ends up, she knows her life will be in service of others.