Hello everyone! My name is Sophia, and I am a junior 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 wanted to provide fellow motivated teens worldwide an opportunity to voice their opinions as well as provide readers with the opportunity to read about different perspectives and relevant topics. In my free time, I love surfing, reading, practicing meditation, and painting!