As the Administrative Specialist for the Communications and Member Services teams, Sophia supports the communications process, coordinates events, and helps maintain member relations within Smarter Balanced.
Prior to her current role, Sophia worked at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley to increase student engagement and provide event planning expertise to the organization. While there, she completed her certificate in Project and Program Management and took a few courses in the User Experience and Web Design program before moving to North Carolina with her family. Sophia possesses a B.A. degree in Political Science and Civic Engagement from UCLA and has a background in public service – from managing political campaigns to serving as a district staffer in the California State Assembly.
Sophia currently lives in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina with her husband and daughter.