Nice to meet you! My name is Sophie and I am a current junior at American University in the School of Public Affairs (SPA). I intend to double major in Political Science and French Studies. I am a member of the SPA’s Leadership Program which prepares students for careers in public service. I am excited to have served throughout my sophomore year as the First-Year TA for the Immigration & Refugee Rights issue group, where I helped freshmen to effectively use their newfound research skills to implement a social action project.
I am originally from Westchester, NY where I attended Pleasantville High School. I actively participated in athletics, academics, and the arts. I graduated in the top ten percent of my class and won the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship. At the moment, I am a Legislative Intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. As an Organizing Fellow with Mondaire Jones for Congress in NY-17, I was proud to train volunteers, recruit youth, and connect with voters in my home district. When I’m not helping elect a progressive candidate to Congress, I work as a Starbucks barista, read lots of books, and enjoy hiking in the Hudson Valley.
I will take my commitment to learning about and from others throughout my years at American and beyond. I am extremely interested in immigration policy and I hope to use my extensive French and Spanish language skills to help those seeking a new home in the United States. Other areas that I am passionate about include gun reform, women’s & minority issues, and income inequality. Wherever I end up, I know my life will be in the service of others.