Sophia is an experienced leader, educator, and community advocate with a strong academic background. She earned a bachelor's degree from Houston Baptist University, a master's degree from The University of St. Thomas, and a certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the University of South Florida. Sophia has been teaching in Title I public schools for the past 10 years and is currently the Asst. Choir Director at South Houston High School, her alma mater. She is a voice for the residents of South Houston and a founding member of the South Houston First community organization.
Sophia is passionate about public education, equity, public safety, technology, and community advancement. She is a skilled public speaker and is dedicated to serving working-class families by fighting for fair wages, workplace protections, and dignity at work. Sophia's moral character is based on the principles of integrity, reliability, honesty, courage, and justice.
As a dedicated leader, Sophia is committed to the prosperity and elevation of the City of South Houston. She is uniquely qualified to be the first Latina Mayor of South Houston due to her decade of servant leadership providing her students and their families with the necessary tools to succeed. Her experience, passion, and dedication make her an excellent choice for this important position.