Educator and Activist
Sophia Arredondo is a first-generation queer immigrant femme of color, parent, and activist. She has been in the education and education-adjacent space for over 15 years as a university lecturer, violence prevention advocate and program manager, school district administrator, and national education organization director establishing, implementing, and advancing programs in school and community settings. Most recently, she served as Director of Education & Youth Programs for GLSEN, a national education organization championing LGBTQ+ K-12 education initiatives at the local, state, and national level. Currently, she works at the American Institutes for Research, supporting the work of the Violence Prevention Technical Assistance Center, providing cross-cutting training and technical assistance on multiple forms of violence prevention. Sophia has made it her life’s work to transform the experiences of youth living at the intersections of race, ability, class, and citizenship.