Sophia joined our Staff Full-time in 2011 after leading eight ARCC trips in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including our East Africa Gap semester. Hailing from the East Coast, her passion for international relations and development brought her to Washington, D.C. for a number of years, before she moved West. A huge proponent of the gap year, Sophia spent her gap year volunteering in a city high school in Philadelphia as a corps member for City Year Americorps. This was one of the most impactful experiences of her life and confirmed her belief in the power of experiential education, real-world experience, meaningful service, personal growth, and skills development prior to attending college. Sophia’s gap year eventually led her to ARCC where she had the opportunity to be a part of developing ARCC’s Gap Programs. When not traveling, Sophia can be found exploring the PNW with her husband and dog, is an avid cyclist, tennis player, baker, non-fiction reader, and all-around outdoor enthusiast.
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