Sophia is a second-year student pursuing the Global Politics and Security concentration in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program. She is a Pickering Fellow with the U.S. State Department and will join the U.S. Foreign Service upon graduation. She currently works as a teaching assistant for Secretary Madeleine Albright.
Prior to Georgetown, Sophia worked in a variety of roles focused on international politics and development, including time spent as an assistant researcher with Carnegie Europe in Brussels, as a member of an NGO conducting mobile outreach to HIV/AIDS populations in Eswatini, and two years as a Peace Corps health volunteer in Senegal. Most recently, she spent this past summer in the Office of Maghreb Affairs (NEA/MAG) at the State Department.
At Georgetown, Sophia is a student leader on the MSFS Service Committee and also served last year as lead editor for the Global Governance section of The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. A native of northern Idaho, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Sophia speaks French and Mandinka.
"I chose MSFS because of its premier reputation, outstanding faculty, and impressive student body. I have been encouraged by the time and investment my professors have shown their students, and I never cease to be amazed by the diversity of experiences and insights my fellow MSFS students bring to their studies."