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Sofia Arlen

Yale University

Ethics, Politics, and Economics



Sofia was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and she moved to Miami when she was 13 years old. Sofia discovered she was queer during her sophomore year of high school. She joined the board of her high school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) during her junior year in order to facilitate a space for younger members of the community to be seen and to feel part of a vibrant community. She also became involved with My School Votes and its mission to close the race and age voting gaps present in Florida as the leader of the Orange County team. During high school, Sofia conducted research on voting habits in the United States and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In the fall of 2021, she will begin studying at Yale University, where she plans to major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. She intends to become involved with Yale’s LGBTQ+ student cooperative. Once she graduates, Sofia’s goal is to work with the United Nations to advance its Sustainable Development Goals, namely goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. 

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