Sophie’s journey to the Plant With Purpose team began with her trip to the Dominican Republic and a early interest in international development. Growing up in Long Beach, California, Sophie decided to spend her first year of college at the University of Oregon, and then finished the rest of her undergraduate career at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. At PLNU, Sophie studied Nutrition and Food Service Management and found a passion for sustainability and non-profit work. These passions brought Sophie to intern for Plant With Purpose in the communications department where she was later hired as the full-time Development Associate in February 2018.
As the Development Associate, Sophie keeps our development department on track and running efficiently. Her role encompasses information management, donor outreach, research, reporting, analytics, collateral design, and website development. Sophie also now works closely with our nationwide regional representatives to aid then in donor outreach.
Sophie’s great loves in life include baking, coffee, and spending time with her family and friends. When she is not doing one of those three thrings, try finding her in Ocean Beach where she loves spending time at the dog beach.