Sophie Bales graduated Magna cum laude from the University of California, Santa Cruz in March of 2021 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her senior year, she also participated in two undergraduate research labs with a focus on user experience, mental well-being, and human interaction. As Sophie embarks on her journey after college, she continues to enhance her skills as a leader, collaborator, and support system for others.
Growing up in the Bay Area, Sophie has always had a passion for social justice and embracing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and personalities. She was adopted from China and raised by her single mom, alongside her older sister who was also adopted from China.
Sophie is thrilled to expand her role at JBC as their first Community Manager. She looks forward to continuing to develop her love of learning and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in her personal and professional life. She actively values the power of education and uses it to beneficially expand the minds of others. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys listening to music, trying new food, spending time with animals, and traveling to new places!