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Sophia Sokolowski is Senior Advisor to the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She most recently served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where she led outreach to state and local governments to further the Biden-Harris Administration’s worker-centered trade policy agenda.
Sophia first joined then-Vice President Biden’s team in 2016 as an intern for the White House Cancer Moonshot. She continued as a policy analyst for the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, then as Special Assistant to the Managing Director at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, before joining the 2020 presidential campaign in both advance and policy-oriented capacities. Prior to these roles, she worked as the Cancer Research Training Awardee on the President’s Cancer Panel at the National Cancer Institute and as a Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute Fellow for the National Democratic Institute.
A former TEDx speaker, published science author and award winner, and podcast host, Sophia’s passion for public service and worldwide enhancement extends to the universal language of music, having performed with Opera Tampa under the direction of Maestro Anton Coppola for seven years.
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Sophia received her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Wellesley College and her Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She and her fiancé, Luka, reside in Washington, DC with their rescue puppy, Miša.