Sophia began advocating in 2019 for various things she believes in. She grew up in Palm Beach County, Fla. where the beaches are always just a short ride away. The 20-year-old hopes to form lasting connections with her peers while actively learning and discussing policies in other states that can be brought home to improve policies within her state and community. She hopes to see firsthand how her state’s leadership is combating the housing crisis that has taken over much of South Florida while exploring ways to get others involved. Sophia has recently explored a new way to advocate through the Miss America pageantry system working with other strong women to create the change they want to see. Maya Angelou once said, “Every storm runs out of rain.” During her most trying times, Sophia always finds herself saying this. She believes the bad moments can’t last forever, which keeps her going.