Sophia Pink is a researcher and designer at Stanford University.

Sophia merges insights from ethnographic research, behavioral science, and data science to create tools and systems that prompt behavior change. Sophia has driven 6,000 miles across 24 US states to interview 21-year-olds, tested psychological interventions to reduce bias from political polarization, and designed a system to encourage voter participation among 3,000 undergraduates.

Research: America at 21
Drove 6000 miles through to 24 US states and conduced in-depth interviews with 21-year-olds. Received full-time Chappell-Lougee grant to fund the research.
Research: Think like a Scientist
Designed and tested interventions to reduce biased interpretation of political information.
System Design: The Stanford Voter Project
Co-founded initiative to increase student voter participation; created network of 41 Voter Champions in 25 dorms with a reach of over 3,000 undergraduates.
Teaching: TA at the Graduate School of Business
Teaching assistant for “Designing for VR/AR,” and "Rethinking Purpose," taught by Prof. Jennifer Aaker.
Leadership: Habla
Served as President of student group where undergraduates teach English as a Second Language to members of the custodial staff. Redesigned curriculum and expanded scope of program.
Product Design: Alphabetable
Designed and manufactured a table for kids to help them practice the alphabet.
Research: What Makes an Inquisitive Engineer?
Was lead author on a paper accepted to the 2017 American Society of Engineering Education annual conference. Analyzed data from engineering students across 27 US institutions to investigate their confidence in asking questions.
Research: Classroom Belonging in Engineering
Co-author on mixed-methods study; presented at 2017 American Society of Engineering Education conference; awarded First-Year Programs Division’s 2017 Best Student Presentation Award.
System Design: FeedForward
Worked on team to conduct need-finding and service design for a Second Harvest Food Bank. Prototyped system to scale nutrition education to 250,000 clients, which is currently in pilot phase.
Engineering: Shan Shui Conservation Center
Set up 6200W solar energy system in rural China.
Product Design: Other work
Designed other products, including a Kanye West inspired pinball machine and shopping bags that turn into VR headsets.
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