Hello everyone! My name is Sophia, and I am in 12th grade at Walter Payton College Prep. I envision a society that values and revolves around diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion, in which I try to incorporate these values into everything that I do. Outside of school, I interned at Morningstar, a Chicago-based investment research firm. In this position, while I gained knowledge and insight into how analysts research their investment vehicles, I also saw the program's lack of girls, which inspired me to continue learning about how to bridge both gender and racial inequalities. Academically, I compete with my school's Economics and Investment team and lead the clubs Feminists Unite and Balancing Your Mind and Body. I am passionate about the work we are doing with Stay Rad Magazine because I love collaborating with peers, especially those who are underrepresented in the power structure, to help them cultivate and hone in on their unique voices and perspective to share with communities around the world. In my free time, I love surfing, reading, practicing meditation, and painting!