B.S. Biology, Georgetown University
Sophie is from Lawton, Oklahoma, but grew up outside Oklahoma City. Sophie earned her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., majoring in Biology and minoring in English. As an undergraduate she served as a Head Teaching Assistant for Foundations in Biology I, where she supervised a team of six teaching assistants and led introductory biology labs. Following her interest in genetics, Sophie worked in a molecular genetics lab studying inositol pyrophosphate phosphatases and their regulation in yeast. Outside of genetics, Sophie is a proud Gilman Scholar, and enjoyed exploring her interest in providing LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare through study abroad coursework in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. Following graduation, Sophie followed her passion for community service by providing crisis counseling for survivors of sexual assault on RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline, mentoring aspiring first-generation college students on the Lower East Side with New York Cares, and serving as a co-chef to teens and young adults with Down Syndrome in Kylee’s Kitchen. Sophie also further explored the field of genetic counseling by observing cancer, pediatric, and prenatal genetic counselors in Oklahoma City and in Brooklyn. In her free time, Sophie loves to cook, explore new restaurants and cuisines, travel, thrift shop, and geek out about personal finance.