Starting in 2008, Sofia has been educating students in theatre, STEM, and several other subjects in a variety of educational settings. Most recently, Sofia was the Education Outreach Programs Coordinator at The Bakken Museum where she used theatre to inspire a passion for innovation in students across the state of Minnesota. With the Bakken Museum, Sofia taught STEM learners as young as 2 years old, active seniors, and every age in between, although she enjoys teaching late elementary and middle school students the most. She also coordinated the logistics of several innovative STEM programs, working with schools, libraries, and community centers all over the state and developed new classes and performances on topics ranging from the Science of Light to Ethical Questions in Science Fiction.
Sofia studied education at St. Olaf college and spent two years as a substitute teacher with Minneapolis public schools and several local charter schools. She founded a summer theatre camp in her hometown of Neenah, Wisconsin, and has taught acting, dance, and playwrighting with several other camps and organizations in Minnesota including Lyric Arts of Anoka and St. Olaf Summer Theatre Camps.
Sofia has been admitted into the MA/MFA program for Theatre Education and Applied Theatre at Emerson College. She will be in the Theatre and Community track where she will focus on directing, publishing, and leading non-profit education programs. She plans to complete the program in the spring of 2024.