Sophia is a Junior at Boston College, majoring in Applied Psychology & Human Development and minoring in Medical Humanities. Her academic interests include cultural-competency, trauma-informed care, accessibility, and intersectional factors’ effect on mental health in the higher-education settings and the medical field. On campus, she’s the Co-President of the Active Minds BC Chapter, member of the TWLOHA BC Chapter, and the Head of Outreach & Partnership of the Lean on Me peer textile. She's also an active participant of the Prison Art Outreach program, a group leader for Chinese Student Bible Study Group, a mentor for Chinese adoptees, and a volunteer for service programs (4Boston, APPA, etc) under Campus Ministry. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys supporting the socio-culturally and psychologically diverse population as a counselor with Crisis Text Line and 7Cups; providing referrals, groups, and various services for patients and families at her practicum placement at a psychiatric hospital; volunteering for Boston Housing Authority, Taiwan SPCA, Khan Academy, orphanages, Taiwan Selective Mutism Association, and assisting in translation/interpretation for many NGOs. She loves her hedgehogs, friends, church, campus minister, academic work, university; and sees her experience as a patient/client, a peer-supporter, and a psychology student as a gift that inspires her passion for the helping profession.