Sofia holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Florida International University, as well as post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. Her work and interests in social change, access in higher education, and diversity has been the impetus for her pursuit of her Doctorate in Public Affairs from FIU focusing on organizational agility in higher education and technology platforms. Sofia serves as the Senior Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at the Florida International University main campus. In her position, Sofia work closely with a team of dedicated professionals who seek to create an inclusive and globally aware educational culture that promotes students’ academic success and enhances their FIU experience. She further serves as a liaison between the Vice President and administrative units within the Division and the University. She is responsible for logistical research, data collection, meeting preparation, project and event management, and protocol implementation in matters related to the Office of the Vice President. Furthermore, Sofia teaches in the FIU First Year Program.