Sophia Pink is a junior Product Design Engineering major at Stanford University, where she conducts interdisciplinary research and designs products, systems, and software.
After working in the Designing Education Lab for a summer, she authored two papers for the largest national conference of engineering educators. Sophia also ran an independent research project called America at 21, where she drove across the United States interviewing 21-year-olds from all walks of life to understand how young adults think about the future. In addition, her research on the strategies of interest groups won a Lunsford Award for Public Speaking.
Sophia uses these research insights to inform her design work. She has designed products (Ex: the Alphabetable -- a side table for kids to learn letters), mobile platforms (Ex: an app that improves the volunteer experience at Second Harvest Food Bank), and services (Ex: The Stanford Voter Project, an initiative that boosted student voter engagement for 3,000 Stanford students).
Sophia has also served as a teaching assistant for four classes, including three at the Graduate School of Business, and is an instructor for two student-initiated, credit-bearing courses. At Stanford, she won the President’s Award for Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year, placing her in the top 5% of her class, and is member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society.
In her free time, you can find Sophia doing crossword puzzles, running loops around campus, or listening to stand up comedy and laughing too loudly.
Contact Sophia at: firstname.lastname@example.org