Hey! My name is Sophia, and I am a Master of Architecture student at Princeton University with a background that typically surprises the people I meet, but one that I consider to be my greatest strength. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University as a pre-med student double-majoring in Medicine, Science, & Humanities and Anthropology with a minor in Theater Arts — but my love for the arts won in the end. My path through academia, constantly underscored by my passion for “making” through visual, performance, or written media, has informed my drive to help students achieve a similar clarity in finding their passions, their voice, and new ways of telling their story. I’ve been able to offer this in the past through helping students across all grade levels with creative and academic writing, reading comprehension, college essay prep, editing, and coaching speech and recitation. Something I’ve carried with me throughout my journey thus far is the ability to see every experience as an opportunity to “add more tools to my toolbox” — “words” being some of my favorites. Offering that perspective to others and instilling joy and confidence in how they use these tools and tell their story is by far my favorite part about working with students.
In my free time, I can be found singing, playing the piano, trying to beat my Spotify algorithm at discovering new music, or devising elaborate plans to attend a play or concert.
Education: Johns Hopkins University
Undergrad Major: Medicine, Science & Humanities and Anthropology
Other Degrees/Minors: Theater Arts Minor. Master of Architecture Candidate (Princeton University)
Awards & Honors: Dean’s List Student, Awarded the Ali Sacco Internship, Outstanding Musicianship Award from Berklee College of Music, Judges’ Choice Award from Berklee College of Music, Excellence in Music Award, Track & Field Captain’s Award, Headmaster’s Award
Interests & Activities: Enharmonix (vocal jazz ensemble as both vocalist and pianist), Abbey Players (theater group), Track & Field Captain, Head of Student Body, Social Committee member, Prefect (comparable to the duties of that of a college RA within the dorms)
Other Awards: Bard College (freshman year of undergrad, prior to transferring): Women's Track & Field Team Award, given to the female athlete showing not only both academic and athletic accomplishment, but also exemplary leadership qualities (2016).
Johns Hopkins University: Inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, National College Athlete Honor Society (2017). Founder and Chair of Diversity & Inclusion as a member of the IX Society (2017-2019). I was chosen as the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor intern in 2018. Dean's List 2016-2017 and 2018-2019. I graduated with both general and departmental honors in Anthropology following the completion of my honors thesis (2019).
Princeton: Awarded University Fellowship and President’s Fellowship
Other Interests & Activities: Bard College: Orcapelicans (acapella group), Bard EMS Volunteer as a Certified First Responder for both the campus and the town of Red Hook, Track & Field Student Athlete, Bringing Theory to Practice (BToP) organization for minorities majoring in STEM.
JHU: Director of Internal Affairs for the Senior Philanthropy Association, Founder & Chair of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee of the IX Society (a local women’s organization), Track & Field, Barnstormers (theater troupe)
Princeton: NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architects Student), Graduate Scholar Program, Womxn in Design & Architecture, ArcPrep Mentor, Fabrication Shop Technician, School of Architecture Graduate Student Government Representative, M.Arch I Cohort Student Representative
Location: Princeton, NJ