Sophia Moshasha is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of immersive and emerging technologies. Behind the scenes, on camera, and center stage, she propels multiple initiatives dedicated to elevating education and engagement with XR across diverse industry domains.
With roles spanning as a producer and Virtual Red Carpet host for The Polys - WebXR Awards, a Special Correspondent for the WebXR Summit Series, and a co-host of the VR/AR Association podcast, Sophia has conducted extensive interviews with innumerable XR pioneers and innovators.
Her journey encompasses pivotal contributions that have steered the application of these technologies and propelled the entire industry forward. Notably, her path has led her through stints with Meta’s Public Policy team, the Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Program, and representation of a diverse spectrum of immersive technology enterprises offering solutions tailored to diverse industries.
Since 2017, her active engagement in the immersive technology community includes serving as Vice President of the DC Chapter of the VR/AR Association, co-founding XR women—an international collective driving female representation in technology—and co-founding Ready Player Golf, the pioneering Virtual Reality Charity Golf Outing. This initiative has successfully raised funds for MSF (Doctors Without Borders), XRSI (the XR Safety Initiative), and Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF).
Sophia's dynamic presence has resonated across global networks through years of dedicated involvement in the XR community. She plays a vital role in guiding policy and standards setting organizations like the VR/AR Association, Congressional Reality Caucus, Metaverse Standards Forum, and the National Training and Simulation Association. Her efforts equip these entities to comprehend the immersive technology landscape, ensuring they are well-equipped to meet the burgeoning interest in adopting these technologies.
Her influence extends to prominent media platforms including Forbes, ABC, CGTN, and the American Dream TV series, where she has shared her insights. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Taking the next step in her tech advocacy, Sophia is now running for the State Senate in District 39. Her goal is to better equip legislative officials with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities emerging technologies provide.