Sophia is the Hellman Fellow for Science and Technology Policy. In this role, she works on Academy projects Challenges for International Scientific Partnerships and Accelerating Climate Action.
Prior to joining the Academy, Sophia was a Ph.D. student at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where she studied air quality and the formation of particulate matter. During graduate school, she worked at the RAND Corporation and was involved with science policy on campus. Sophia also wrote about science for a few months at the Idaho Statesman, a local paper in Boise. She holds a Ph.D. from Caltech and a B.S. from Yale University in Chemical Engineering.