Sophia grew up in an “indoorsy” family. She was introduced to hiking and camping in college, finding a love for the outdoors as she learned to rock climb and mountaineer. She has climbed all over the world and in 2006 became the first African-American and black woman to summit Mount Everest. She loves sharing her passion for athletics and the outdoors and has volunteered with Special Olympics, Passages Northwest, and the Sierra Club Inner City Outings.
Sophia is responsible for legislative and regulatory affairs for Global Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney division. She is based in Seattle, WA.