Sophie works on a variety of research and evaluation studies related to public health, community safety, corrections and rehabilitation, among other topics. Her primary research interests are systems of mental health care and criminal and juvenile justice. Other research interests include culturally responsive trauma-informed programs, arts-based interventions, demographic trends, and quality of life indicators.
Sophie holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a graduate minor in program evaluation through the Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development department at the University of Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University - Saint Paul in social science with a concentration in anthropology. As a child of refugees from Cambodia, Sophie learned to speak Khmer as her first language.
When Sophie is not working, you might find her training in Muay Thai, enjoying a town ball game in greater Minnesota, or reading about tips and tricks for raising a teenage boy.