Sophia is a master’s student in visual communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Last summer, she was a visual journalism intern at The Tampa Bay Times. In 2014, she participated in The New York Lens Blog Portfolio Review, and last year, the Eddie Adams Workshop. She holds a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Columbia College Chicago and will begin a visual journalism internship at The Seattle Times this summer. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.