Nice to meet you! My name is Sophie and I am currently a sophomore 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 be serving as the First-Year TA for the Immigration & Refugee Rights issue group, where I help 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. I am proud to have served on the executive boards of over six honor societies, roles ranging from Historian to President. I graduated as a Girl Scout and dedicated many hours to meaningful community service.
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.