Associate Deputy for the Environment and Arts
Sophie assists in developing environmental, water, and arts policy for the Third District.
Previously, Sophie was the Legislative Deputy for Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. She assisted the councilmember on the Council floor and with committee assignments, including Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice Committee, Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, and River Committee, and Public Works Committee.
Before that, Sophie was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, which gave her the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in different sectors across Los Angeles. In this capacity, she helped develop electric scooter policy at LA Metro, coordinated volunteers on a successful congressional campaign, and facilitated community engagement events for the first-ever Los Angeles County Sustainability Plan.
Sophie graduated from Yale University, where she double majored in Environmental Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration. She wrote a thesis on environmental conflict resolution, examining the process of mediating across diverse stakeholder groups to find creative solutions to natural resource disputes, and another on building a nonpartisan climate movement.
In her spare time, Sophie enjoys exploring the Los Angeles food and music scenes, going on hikes, and dog-watching in her neighborhood of Echo Park.