While at Tufts University, Sophia studied international relations, Spanish, and art history both in and beyond the classroom. While studying, she served as a Spanish Teacher’s Assistant at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord to provide higher education to incarcerated individuals and address problems of mass incarceration and racial injustice. She also interned at La Colaborativa, an organization in Boston, to help local Spanish-speaking immigrants prepare for and find employment. Her desire to connect with and learn from communities led her to spend her entire junior year abroad in Stockholm, Sweden and Madrid, Spain. Sophia’s passion for exploring new cultures, people, and languages has taken her to 34 countries (and counting!), and she attended high school in Barcelona, Spain. She has led and participated in service projects to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nepal constructing schools and teaching English. In partnership with the Max Warburg Foundation, Sophia developed an award-winning life skills program that focuses on building personal courage and confidence in teenagers. Sophia is fluent in Spanish and is currently studying Italian. She led our Service Costa Rica program last year. Sophia received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant and will be teaching English in Spain this fall.