Senior Director of Programs
After earning her Bachelors in Social Work from San Francisco State University, Sophia, a native Angeleno, began her career by engaging in direct service with SED girls at the Maryvale Residential Treatment Center. She then moved to New York City to work with the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive service provider for LGBTQ homeless youth, for over nine years in a variety of roles with the most recent being their Senior Director of Transitional Housing Programs. She now returns to Los Angeles to continue her work in nonprofit management with an emphasis on program development while maintaining a social justice lens. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and enjoys volunteering in her spare time.