A sixth generation Bay Area native, Sophie is excited to be back in California after spending four years at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated in May 2022 with a degree in World Politics and a minor in Society & Environmental Issues and joined BPC shortly thereafter as a Policy Associate. While at OSU, Sophie interned for a State Representative in the Ohio Statehouse where she gained firsthand experience to the legislative process and aided in the passing of several key bills. She also interned for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in his Columbus office, assisting with constituent relations and case management. Luckily, she was able to meet with the Senator before the office was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sophie is coming to us directly from a statewide bi-partisan lobbying firm in Ohio where she has interned since 2020. There, she was able to work alongside the firm’s partners with multiple clients ranging from non-profits to large corporations.