Sofia joined Ibis as a Research Assistant in August 2017. In this position, she provides support on a wide variety of research projects. Prior to joining Ibis, Sofia wrote an honors thesis exploring the connections between NGO family planning programs and collective action in rural indigenous communities in Guatemala. This project, which involved qualitative field research in Sololá, was recognized by Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law with the Outstanding Thesis Award. Sofia holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Creative Writing from Stanford University.