Sophie is an urban planner and outdoor enthusiast committed to a lifelong project of standing up against oppression, supporting healing, and building community. The product of a tri-racial and interfaith family, Sophie has been engaging with diversity and inclusion for as long as she can remember. She recently completed an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning at the London School of Economics where her research captured the lived experiences of residents and students from marginalized populations to understand how the praxis and study of planning might be transformed to produce more equitable outcomes. Prior to graduate school, Sophie worked for several years as a community planner with the National Park Service in Philadelphia. In this role, she organized residents and institutions to tackle issues around environmental injustice and outdoor access. Some highlights, include supporting the creation of the Mantua Greenway and organizing urban canoeing programs for over 4,000 students and community members. Sophie is on the Board of Directors of the Children & Nature Network and was recognized on the inaugural Outdoor 30 Under 30. She is also an artist and aspiring children’s book author/illustrator.

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