Senior Program Officer for Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia
Hailing from Philadelphia, Sophia Farion (she/her) is pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University’s Walsh School. Sophia's concentration in Global Politics and Security and certificate in Gender, Peace and Security focuses her studies on the intersection between gender and multilateral organizations. Specifically, how programs crafted by these institutions translate on the ground. Being of Ukrainian heritage, Sophia’s regional focus has revolved around Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space. At Georgetown she was elected as a Student Representative for her program and is Co-President of the Women in International Affairs group on campus. Before coming to Georgetown, Sophia was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English at a university in western Ukraine from 2017-2018. She has also interned at the State Department’s Office of Eastern European Affairs and studied at the University of Oxford, Hertford College. Sophia received her B.A. in English and Government from the College of William & Mary.