Hey everyone! My name is Sophia James.
Where are you from? True blue New Yorker, born and raised in Manhattan. I seem to be a unicorn among many of my colleagues; I’m always happy to share and explore the better side of New York with others.
What issue related to young people are you most passionate about? In recent years, I’m most inspired and impressed by student voices, utilizing it for change in public education and demanding equitable resources and policies, all of which I wish I knew I had the power to do in my youth. Anything I can do to help support and elevate voices of youth to effect change in our school system, I am ready and eager to do.
What would you like to ask of and offer to the #NYCEDU community? I offer the community my knack to connect ideas and people, create partnerships and map strategic plans (how to get from Plan A to Plan B; what and who do we need). If we don’t have a framework in place, we can’t take tangible action and move forward without direction. And as I seek to relaunch my web platform to shape dialogue around innovative ideas and programs in education, I welcome web designers, resources, introductions to dynamic leaders in education, and any tips/tricks of the trade in developing great web platforms.
And for fun, share a random fact or two.
I enjoy random adventures while biking. I’d rather bike than run for miles. I’ve participated in the Five Boro Bike Tour several times and now I’m looking for the next challenge in/outside New York, in addition to other countries.