Sophia Fossali graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Sciences and a concentration in International Relations, as well as a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. She grew up in France, the U.S., and the U.K., and is a citizen of all three countries. At Georgetown Law, Sophia hopes to pursue her interests in international relations and governance as well as sustainable development.
As an undergraduate, Sophia worked with Powerhouse Ventures to support founders building innovative software to rapidly transform our global energy and mobility systems. Sophia also served as a consultant for Canvas Innovations, contracted by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), to advise on autonomous vehicle electrification projects in airports and ports across the U.S.. Her interest in renewable energy and sustainable development led Sophia to Hong Kong where she completed a six-month program at Hong Kong University focused on global justice and environmental science.
Additionally, after completing courses in international human rights and crisis reform, Sophia designed and taught a class to 60 fellow students focused on genocide, mass atrocity prevention, and humanitarian relief in the UC Berkeley Political Science Department.
After graduation, Sophia joined the Social Enterprise + Impact Investing and Renewable Energy practices of an international law firm in San Francisco, where she worked closely with partners to strengthen their focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance. Sophia is a native French speaker and currently learning Italian.