Sophia is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of immersive & emerging technologies and is a driving force behind numerous initiatives designed to advance education and engagement with XR across all industry sectors.
As a producer and Virtual Red Carpet host of The Polys - WebXR Awards, Special Correspondent of the WebXR Summit Series and co-host of the VR/AR Association podcast, Sophia has interviewed hundreds of XR pioneers and innovators. Throughout her career, she has held various roles to sell and build impactful, news-worthy use cases of the technology for a variety of industries. Most recently, Sophia held a role on Meta’s Public Policy team leading metaverse strategies. She has also served as Head of Partnerships for Brightline Interactive, XR Strategist for Virtual Reality Marketing, and as Senior Program Manager for AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force’s Innovation Investment Program.
Since 2017, she has been active in the immersive technology community serving as Vice President of the DC Chapter of the VR/AR Association Washington, D.C. Chapter, the co-founder of XR women, a global collective dedicated to the advancement of female representation in technology, and co-founder for Ready Player Golf, the first annual Virtual Reality Charity Golf Outing, which has raised money for MSF (Doctors Without Borders), XRSI (the XR Safety Initiative) and Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF).
Sophia has been influencing global networks through many years of active engagement in the XR community. She is actively involved in helping policy and standards setting organizations, such as the VR/AR Association, Congressional Reality Caucus, Metaverse Standards Forum and the National Training and Simulation Association, understand the immersive technology landscape in order to better prepare for the growing interest in the utilization of these technologies. She has been featured on prominent media outlets such as Forbes, ABC, CGTN, American Dream TV series and more. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.